BBMP officer gets jail term

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official was convicted under Prevention of Corruption Act. | Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN
Special Correspondent Bengaluru 31 August 2021 00:42 IST
Updated: 31 August 2021 06:52 IST

He had demanded ₹2.5 lakh for khata transfer

The 23rd City Civil and Session court convicted an assistant revenue officer of BBMP under Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced him to four years imprisonment and fine of ₹3 lakh.

Lingaiah was working in Mahalakshmipuram ward and had demanded ₹2.5 lakh from a person for khata transfer. He was caught red-handed by ACB officials while accepting an advance of ₹1 lakh in March 2017.

ACB officials filed a chargesheet and submitted to the court. After a trial lasting three years, the court found him guilty.