Land surveyor and forest officer arrested for accepting bribe

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Bangalore, Oct 3 (UNI) Lokayukta sleuths arrested a forest officer and a land surveyor today for accepting a bribe for showing offical favours.

According to a Lokayukta press release, a plantation superintendent of Range Forest Office, S M Harikantha had demanded Rs 5,000 from Lokesh Isur of Shimoga to stop digging trench in his field.

In a well laid trap, the Lokayukta police arrested Harikantha while accepting the bribe of Rs 5,000.

In other incident, Jagannath Yarajal, a land surveyor of Gulbarga was arrested for accepting Rs 5,000 from Somashekar Siddabasiah for surveying his land.

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