AP: Govt dismisses revenue official for taking bribe

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Hyderabad, Oct 21: The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday, Oct 21 dismissed from service former typist-cum-junior assistant in RDO's office at Sangareddy in Medak district based on the report of Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings, Hyderabad.

The accused Syed Omar Pasha was trapped by ACB officials on Nov 14, 2002, when he accepted a bribe of Rs 1,000 from the complainant for showing official favour to process the file of temporary appointment of fair price shop dealership at Garlapally village.

After completion of the investigation, the Anti-Corruption Bureau recommended to Government to place the Accused on his defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings, a release here said.

Meanwhile, in another case, Special Judge for SPE and ACB cases, Hyderabad, sentenced former Junior Assistant in Municipal Commissioner's office in Medak district to one-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of of Rs 500 under section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The accused would have to undergo one-month simple imprisonment in case of default in payment of fine. He would also have to undergo six-month rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 500 for the offence under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. In case of default, he would have to suffer one-month simple imprisonment. Both the sentences would run concurrently.

The junior assistant was trapped on February 9, 2004, by ACB officials when he accepted bribe of Rs 1,000 from the complainant for doing an official favour of processing his father's application for Ownership Certificate, the release added.

UNI

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