Mysore, June 16 (KCU&RK)- A clerk and a stamp vendor in Sub-Registrar's Office, Hunsur, were nabbed by Lokayukta recently while allegedly taking bribe from a person for land registration.

Raghavan, First Division Assistant and Ganesh, stamp vendor, were caught red-handed when they were receiving Rs. 7,000 from one Gopal.

Gopal, a resident of Basavegowdanakoppal of Yelwal Hobli, had reportedly purchased land at Devanahalli in Hunsur taluk in the names of his father-in-law Ramegowda, sister-in-law Yashodamma and a relative S.K. Mahadev.

Among them Yashodamma was learnt to be in possession of land without RTC thus prompting Raghavan to deny registration of land purchased by Gopal. Though Yashodamma had reportedly obtained an authorisation certificate from Tahasildar, Raghavan allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000 but finally scaled down to Rs. 7,000.

The registration process was completed on June 11 but Gopal could not pay the bribe amount. Raghavan had insisted Gopal to collect the registration document after paying the bribe.

Gopal had complained to Mysore Lokayukta on June 14. Raghavan reportedly went to the Sub-Registrar's office yesterday with Rs. 7,000. Raghavan reportedly told Gopal to pay the same to Ganesh and collect the document.

Lokayukta sleuths laid the trap and nabbed the duo who were produced before the judge last night. Dy.SP Hanumantharayappa and his team participated in the operation under the guidance of Lokayukta SP D'Souza.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore