Madikeri: An Assistant Director of Horticulture was trapped by the Lokayukta police here on Saturday when he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from an apiarist, according to information received here. Eight apiarists from Bhagamandala had applied to the Horticulture Department seeking beehives to involve in beekeeping. The official is said to have demanded bribe of Rs. 5,000 from each of the beneficiary.
— Staff Correspondent