Former tahsildar gets three-year jail for taking bribe

Former tahsildar gets three-year jail for taking bribe

Former tahsildar gets three-year jail for taking bribe

The Lokayukta special court on Wednesday convicted a retired revenue official for demanding and accepting  bribe. The convict, H Nanjaiah, was a former tahsildar at K R Puram.  

Nanjaiah had demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Ramakrishna, a friend of Narayan Reddy, in July 2010 for changing the khata for the land at Thubarahalli, which was in the name of Reddy.
The complaint had stated that a court had ordered change of khata.

The Lokayukta police had trapped the tahsildar accepting the bribe. The Lokayukta police investigating officer Ravishankar, presently DySP, had completed the probe and submitted the chargesheet. Public prosecutor Ramesh Babu had represented the Lokayukta police.

Lokayukta special court judge Gopalaiah sentenced Nanjaiah to rigorous imprisonment of up to three years. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000.

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