Feb 02, 2018: The III Additional District and Sessions Judge B. Muralidhar Pai on Feb 1, Thursday sentenced a retired Panchayat Development Officer and a Panchayat Secretary to one year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on finding the two guilty of accepting bribe of Rs. 3,000. According to the chargesheet, Konaje Panchayat Development Officer Savithri and secretary Aboobacker P.J had demanded Rs. 3,000 from Sarika, a local resident, for giving door number.
The Lokayukta police arrested the two were while they were accepting bribe of Rs. 3,000 on March 28, 2012. The judge sentenced the two to one year imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs. 5,000 each for the offences under Section 13 (1) (D) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The two sentences will run concurrently, the judge said.