Village Accountant caught Red-Handed by ACB Sleuths
Sleuths from the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested village account Mahesh S. for allegedly accepting Rs. 45,000 as bribe from Gopalakrishna T. in Mandekolu Village-Sullia Taluk
Sullia/Mangaluru: A Village Accountant (VA) by the name of Mahesh, a resident of Mandekolu Grama under Sullia Taluk was caught red-handed by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000 which was part of the money demanded by him for recommending a land grant.
Sources reveal that Mahesh had reportedly demanded Rs. 57,000 as bribe for recommending land grant under Akrama-Sakrama scheme for Prabhavathi, the mother of Gopalakrishna. Prabhavathi’s son Gopalkrishna had submitted an application to the VA for recommendation for approval of Akrama Sakrama land of his mother – but the VA had demanded Rs 57,000 bribe for the recommendation. Gopalkrishna immediately filed a complaint, and the ACB registered it on the basis of Gopalkrishna’s grievance.
On Tuesday, Mahesh was caught red-handed while allegedly accepting Rs. 45,000 by the ACB sleuths under the leadership DySP Sudhir Heggade and investigating officer Dinakar Shetty, and took Mahesh into custody, and registered case against him under the 1988 Prevention of Anti-Corruption Act. Mahesh was produced in the court and further action will be taken against him soon.
DySP Sudhir Heggade, Investigating Officer Dinakar Shetty, ACB staff namely Prashanth, Hariprasad, Radhakrishna, Umesh, and driver Rakesh took part in the operation.