Bogadi GP chief caught on graft charges

Sleuths attached to Lokayukta on Wednesday arrested the president of Bogadi gram panchayat Maniyamma on graft charges.

Maniyamma had just slid Rs 5,000 cash beneath the pillow, when Lokayukta police, led by Dy SP Rashmi swooped on her house at Bogadi.

Nagamma had bought a site in the dimension of 18ft x19 from Kullamma in October 2012. She had applied for change of ownership in khata. Maniyamma had demanded Rs 1,000 towards the request and had also succeeded in getting it.

Three months elapsed, but there were no signs of getting the khata done for Nagamma. When enquired, Maniyamma demanded for Rs 5,000. Depressed, Nagamma lodged a complaint with Lokayukta superintendent of police S M Jagadish Prasad.

Maniyamma was produced before the magistrate late in the night.

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