Beltangady: Lokayukta court sentences constable to 3-year jail term in bribery case

Daijiworld Media Network – Belthangady (EP)

Belthangady, Feb 19: Mangaluru Lokayukta special court has sentenced a police head constable to three years imprisonment for demanding a bribe. 

Back in January of 2011, Prakash had demanded Rs 1,000 bribe to register an FIR from a complainant Ayesha Farooq.  Lokayukta inspector Dileep Kumar and his staff conducted a raid and caught Prakash taking the bribe. Prakash who is the head constable of Puttur town police station was then placed under arrest.

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Mangaluru special court which heard the case and the arguments of special public prosecutor K S N Rajesh concluded that the guilt of the accused is proved. The district and sessions court and Lokayukta special court Justice B B Jakati has pronounced the verdict.

The accused will undergo one-year imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 5,000 for the crime under section 7 of the Corruption Prevention Act and undergo another two years of imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 5,000 for the crime under section 13(1)(d). Failure to pay the fines will attract another two months of imprisonment, stated the Justice in the verdict dated February 19. The then Lokayukta inspector Dileep Kumar had conducted investigations and submitted the charge sheet to the court in this connection.

"In the above case, the plaintiff had testified wrongfully in the Hon'ble Court. The Supreme Court verdict and special public prosecutor K S N Santosh Kumar said that the accused could be punished on the basis of other contextual evidence, even if the accused gave contradictory evidence to a serious case like that of corruption," the judge said taking note of the public prosecutor's argument.




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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 20 2021

    I have the same question always! Why catch only the poor guys and punish them? Can anyone touch the most corrupt politicians involved in horse trading by handling cash in multiple crores???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 20 2021

    What happened to Modis 'Na Khaunga, Na Khane Doonga' ,,,

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Feb 20 2021

    there was one Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao who himself was involved in large scale corruption... what happened to him....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Feb 20 2021

    Corrupt are almost everybody in Police dept.Only problem is to catch them and file case at right time.Best is such police people should be besides paying fine , be thrown out of the Police duty.Let them feel the pain.They are not fit enough to serve the country ,people dont get any services from these corrupt persons.How can we believe them?Even a remark in their file,less money in their pension also be made.Otherwise they will never learn.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2021

    For 1000 1 year jail. For crores of rupees to switch loyalty garlands & ministerial birth. This is called achhe din & swatch governance of Bajapa & swatch bharath commitment. Jai ho Ba-Ja-Pa. Long live Ba-Ja-Pa Desh ka barbadhi aur Ba-Ja-Pa ka vikas.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2021

    The SHO/ Head constable are corrupt and can make the victim the accused, that is their role in the police station.

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