In its first raid in the district since its formation, the Anti-Corruption squad of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) official while she was allegedly accepting bribe from a private driving school owner for releasing the government approved funds on Wednesday.
Skill Development Officer of MCC K K Deena got caught red-handed while taking bribe of As 25,000, the remaining amount of the total demanded bribe of 62,400 by Deena for releasing the government approved funds of As 3,12,000 for imparting car driving skills to 78 unemployed youth.
It is learnt that Deena had already accepted an amount of As 32,400 as a bribe from Veena Driving School with which the MCC had entered into a contract for imparting driving skills under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) scheme.
The contract was signed last year wherein MCC had agreed to pay Rs 4,000 per student. As the driving course ended, Deena, it is learnt, started to demand a bribe of Rs 62,400 in order to release the amount. The driving school owner who paid As 32,400 in first installment called up ACB and narrated the incident. The ACB sleuths then arrested Deena when she was about to take the second installment.
Deena maintained that a huge sum of money would go to the MCC Additional Commissioner N Raju but the Raju had rubbished the allegation.