ACB arrests govt official while accepting bribe

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Friday nabbed an inspector of the Legal Metrology Department while receiving a bribe of Rs 8000 for the certification of weights and measures.

The inspector is identified as Mahadevaswamy who was caught red-handed at his office in Srirampura. The department issues licences to people regarding weighing machines and measures used by the traders.

The inspector was supposed to certify a few machines that were repaired. It is alleged that Mahadevaswamy was demanding Rs 20,000 as bribe to issue the certificate.  Acting on a tip-off, ACB officials conducted a raid and arrested the concerned official.

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