Srikakulam, Sept 30 (INN): In separate cases, six government officials including two policemen were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau when they demanded and accepted bribe.
According to the ACB, the accused, Head Constable M. Ramu, Station Writer of Traffic P.S., Srikakulam Town (AO-1) was caught, when he demanded and accepted the bribe amount of Rs 4,000 through a constable and Assistant Writer K. Srinivasa Rao, on Monday at in the Police Station premises. Ramu demanded and accepted the bribe amount from the complainant A Venkat Rao, Owner cum Driver of Tata mini truck of Vijayawada to release the vehicle of the complainant (along with the connected vehicle records) which was involved in the road accident that occurred on September 12.
Both the hand fingers and the left side upper shirt pocket of the Asst. Writer yielded positive result in the chemical test. The bribe amount of Rs 4,000 was recovered from the possession of Srinivas, which was kept in his left side upper shirt pocket.
The Accused policemen are being arrested and produced before the ACB Court, Visakhapatnam. Further investigations are on.
In another case, District Supply Officer of Civil Supplies Department of Vishakhapatnam Urban, N Jwala Prakash, was caught red handed by the ACB officials on Sunday when he demanded and accepted the bribe amount of Rs. 3 lakh from the complainant M Kanna Rao, owner of Sai Ram Indane Gas Agency, Visakhapatnam, for not harassing by not booking cases.
In a different case, Horticulture Sub-Assistance of Mangalagiri Ch V Satyanarayana was arrested by the ACB when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs 6,000 from a farmer N Nageshwara Rao to forward his application for sanction of subsidy towards the plantain garden.
In Vijayawada, a lineman of Electricity Department, V Sambasiva Rao, was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from M Shiva Kumar, Correspondent of Nava Bharat School, for not disconnecting the service connection and to process for conversion of category of electricity service connection of the school of the complainant.
In a separate case, Deputy Forest Range Officer of Kandiguppa sector K Jayananda Raju was caught red handed by the ACB officials when he demanded and accepted Rs 7,000 from P Rama Rao for not booking a case and return the wooden furniture seized by him.