Anti-Corruption Bureau nabs officials for accepting bribes
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Three policemen were among five government officials who were trapped by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in different parts of Andhra Pradesh for allegedly accepting bribes.
A sub-inspector of police K Nagendra and police constable K Suresh attached to Lingampet police station of Nizambad district were caught red-handed by ACB officials on February 9 at the police station, when they demanded and accepted Rs 8000 as a bribe from a complainant for an official favour, an ACB release said here tonight.
Both the sub-inspector and police constable were arrested by the ACB, after the bribe amount was recovered from them.
In another case, ACB officials caught red-handed, the station house officer C Lachanna of Wankidi police station in Adilabad district today afternoon, when he demanded and accepted Rs 10,000 as a bribe for an official favour.
In a separate case, Mohammed Yunus Ali, an assistant engineer at Panchayat Raj department in Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district was caught red-handed by ACB officials this afternoon at his office, when he accepted an amount of Rs 4000 as a bribe from a complainant.
In yet another case, B Ravi, a village revenue officer in Kesarapalli village in Krishna district was trapped by ACB officials this evening when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a complainant for an official favour, the ACB release said. All the cases are being investigated.
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