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Lokayukta traps Bescom official accepting bribe

Bengaluru: Lokayukta police on Monday arrested a Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) official for accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 to change the name in the electricity meter registration.

The suspect is Naveen Kumar HP, an assistant account officer with Bescom-E9 at Nagavara in northern Bengaluru.

Lokayukta sleuths laid a trap following a complaint by one PR Deepak, who alleged that Kumar had demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000, but later settled for Rs 40,000.

Lokayukta police said Kumar was caught red-handed taking the bribe at his office. They also seized the file for changing the name in the Bescom meter.

A case has been registered under Section 7(a) (taking undue advantage to influence a public servant by corrupt or illegal means or by exercise of personal influence) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Further investigations are on.

(Published 13 November 2023, 21:23 IST)

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