Friday, February 19, 2010

The Kozhikode Vigilance Inquiry Commissioner sentenced a village officer and a village man

The Kozhikode Vigilance Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge yesterday sentenced a village officer and a village man in Kannur to rigorous imprisonment of one year and a fine of Rs.4, 000 each for taking bribe to issue a certificate of residence from the village office eight years ago. Pronouncing the judgment here, Vigilance judge M.K. Kuttikrishnan found the village officer K. Rajagopalan, 60, of Parasinnikadavu and village man A.K. Rahim, 50, of Thana, Kannur, guilty of taking a bribe of Rs.200 from Naluvayil Mashood for a certificate of residence for his wife. The couple had submitted an application for obtaining the certificate on April 18, 2002. But the accused demanded a bribe of Rs.200. The applicant informed the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB). Both the government servants were caught while accepting the bribe the next day

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