Panchayat Raj officer caught while taking bribe in Srikakulam

Srikakulam: A Panchayat Raj officer has been caught red-handed by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths while taking a bribe for a transfer order in Srikakulam district.

K Subhadra Kamala Sobharani, Superintendent at Srikakulam Panchayat Raj circle office, had demanded Rs 10,000 as bribe from Thota Rao, a senior assistant at the department, to transfer him from Chodavaram to Yelamanchili in Visakhapatnam district.

Rao, however, did some bargaining with the accused officer and finalised a deal for Rs 5,000. He also informed the sleuths of the ACB, who caught Sobharani while taking the money.

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ACB Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ramanamurty said the bribe money was seized and a case was registered against the accused.

The bureau will further investigate the matter.

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