Nabbed for taking bribe

The Lokayukta Police, on Friday, trapped Undersecretary of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department D M Rajanna while accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000. He had demanded Rs 5,000 from complainant V Venkatachalaiah for dropping a departmental enquiry (DE) pending against him.

The Lokayukta Police laid a trap on the basis of a complaint registered by Venkatachalaiah, a retired senior assistant director at Fisheries Department. The complainant had retired on February 28. He, however, had a pending DE against him for dereliction of duty. It is said the officer had demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant to drop the DE.

Venkatachalaiah had given Rs 1,225 and had registered a complaint with the Lokayukta before giving the remaining amount. Rajanna was caught red handed in the Railway Station while accepting the bribe.

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