Mangaluru: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official arrested assistant revenue officer of Karnataka housing board (KHB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.
Ancestors of the complainant Gangadhar K, a resident of Adyapadi, Bajpe, had borrowed loan from KHB. After it was repaid, KHB, Dakshina Kannada district executive engineer Vijaya Kumar and assistant revenue officer Srinivas Shetty had demanded Rs 20,000 bribe to return the original documents of the property and issue no objection letter to Gangadhar. After negotiations, the officials had agreed to accept Rs 12,000. Gangadhar had paid Rs 2,000 on the spot and said that he will pay the remaining 10,000 the next day.
Gangadhar went to the office of ACB and filed a complained. When Gangadhar reached the office of KHB in Kavoor, on Friday, executive engineer Vijaya Kumar had gone out. Therefore, Gangadhar went to pay the money to assistant revenue officer Srinivas Shetty. Meanwhile, Dakshina Kannada ACB officials caught Srinivas Shetty red-handed accepting the bribe amount. He has been produced in the court.