Nearly four years after the Lokayukta police caught a Bangalore University Syndicate member and a policeman accepting bribes, the Special Lokayukta Court on Tuesday found them guilty and sentenced them to prison terms and slapped them with fines.
M. Jayalakshmi Devi, a syndicate member, was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta police in May 2009 while accepting a bribe of Rs. 2 lakh.
She had demanded the bribe to clear an application from a private college that was seeking the university’s clearance to introduce B.Com and BCA courses.
She had initially demanded Rs. 5 lakh but reduced it to Rs. 2 lakh after negotiations with the college management that was represented by N.K. Sridhar.
Special Lokayukta Judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao sentenced her to four months simple imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 75,000 on her.
In the other case, Chikanna, an Assistant Sub-Inspector with the Cottonpet Police Station, was caught as he was accepting a bribe of Rs. 15,000 from Syed Abdul Karim in August 2009.
The Lokayukta investigation showed Chikkanna had implicated Karim’s brother Syed Junaid on a false charge that he had purchased a stolen laptop.
To let Junaid go free, Chikkanna had demanded Rs. 15,000 from Karim. Unwilling to pay bribe, Karim approached the Lokayukta police.
Chikkanna has been sentenced to three months simple imprisonment and asked to pay Rs. 8,000 fine.
They were caught while taking bribe Four months jail for Syndicate member
They were caught while taking bribe
Four months jail for Syndicate member