The Lokayukta Special Court convicted two officials, including an Assistant Engineer of the Bangalore Development Authority, sentencing him to 14 months’ imprisonment.
N. Nagendra was caught red-handed in 2002 accepting a Rs. 4,000 bribe to issue permission for a water connection.
Some 11 years on, the court gave him the jail term along with Rs. 2,500 fine.
The court also sentenced S. Manjunath, a second division assistant with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Yelahanka Division, to a year’s imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1,500.
He was trapped in 2007 when he was taking bribe of Rs. 1,500 from one Nagaraju for changing the katha.