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)