Excise inspector in Lokayukta net

A bar owner had recently renewed his licence. Govindaraju contacted him and demanded Rs 20,000 bribe claiming he was to pay money to his higher ups.

Complaint lodged

The bar owner, Ramaiah, contacted the Lokayukta sleuths and lodged a complaint. The sleuths trapped him while he was accepting the money.

The sleuths brought him to Lokayukta office and also directed his higher ups to come to the Lokayukta office for an inquiry.

However, the Excise Department deputy commissioner denied Govindaraju’s claims. Govindaraju also failed to produce any evidence.

He will be produced before the court after a preliminary investigation, said the Lokayukta officers.

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