Two BESCOM Engineers Trapped and arrested by Lokayukta police for accepting bribe for official favour

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The Lokayukta officials on Saturday trapped two BESCOM engineers for accepting a bribe for an official favour.

The accused officers including Bharathi,Asistant Executive Engineer,N-6, Sub-division,Sumanahalli,and Kanal Kumar,Assistant Engineer,operation and Maintenance,Kamakshipalya,

Based on the complaint by Ananth Raju.K.M, of Byadarahalli,Mr.Raju had filed a requisition with the accused officer seeking upgrade and double the power supply .

The duo demanded Rs.25,000 to sanction the required power and demanded Rs.20,000 as advance payment.

Unable to pay Raju filed a complaint with the Lokayukta based on which a team of officials led by Deputy Superintedent of Police,Prakash Reddy and his team of Inspectors,Anand and Mahadevaiah laid a trap and caught Kanal Kumar red handed while accepting the amount in front of Bharathi.

The duo have been booked under PC Act and taken into custody for further investigations.