42 Kerala government officials caught accepting bribe this year – The New Indian Express

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In 2022 so far, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered 42 cases against government officials, the highest in the last eight years. Officials were caught accepting a bribe. According to ministry sources, up to 14 finance ministry officials were arrested while accepting bribes. The local self-government department came second, with 13 of its officials framed by the anti-corruption body as they received bribes. Three officers from the Department of Health and one each from MG University, Kerala Water Authority, Department of Education, Police, Supplyco, KSEB, Minor Irrigation and Legal Metrology have been arrested this year.

The number of arrests in the framework of entrapment operations rose from 20 in 2015 to 40 until November 14. Last year, 30 government officials were arrested. Most entrapment operations have been launched on the basis of public complaints, while in some cases action has been taken on the basis of information gathered by the anti-corruption body. Vigilance Director, ADGP Manoj Abraham said the demands raised by reserved government officials ranged from Rs 1,000 to Rs 75,000. In one particular case, the officer demanded a new shirt and sexual favors from of the plaintiff, he added.

Most of the complaints related to the issuance of a certificate of possession, a police certificate, building number, charge certificate, relocation of substations, surgery costs, clearance invoices, commission payments and land certificates. Those earmarked for transplant included surgeons, village officers, tahsildar, village assistants, village officers, assistant engineers, university assistants, revenue inspector, health inspectors, sub-inspector deputy, a deputy registrar, a surveyor, the director of Supplyco, the vice-president of the panchayat and the chairman of the standing committee. .

SATURDAY ARREST
Two officials were arrested by the Vigilance on Saturday in booby-trap operations. Kulathoor panchayat secretary Santosh Kumar was arrested while accepting D5,000 as a bribe, while K Reghu, an LD employee of the Muttil panchayat in Wayanad, was arrested while accepting D10 000 D as a bribe. Santosh was arrested based on a complaint filed by a contractor, while Reghu was arrested based on a complaint from a woman, who had asked for a building number.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In 2022 so far, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered 42 cases against government officials, the highest in the past eight years. Officials were caught accepting a bribe. According to ministry sources, up to 14 finance ministry officials were arrested while accepting bribes. The local self-government department came second, with 13 of its officials framed by the anti-corruption body as they received bribes. Three officers from the Department of Health and one each from MG University, Kerala Water Authority, Department of Education, Police, Supplyco, KSEB, Minor Irrigation and Legal Metrology have been arrested this year. The number of arrests in the framework of entrapment operations rose from 20 in 2015 to 40 until November 14. Last year, 30 government officials were arrested. Most entrapment operations have been launched on the basis of public complaints, while in some cases action has been taken on the basis of information gathered by the anti-corruption body. Vigilance Director, ADGP Manoj Abraham said the demands raised by reserved government officials ranged from Rs 1,000 to Rs 75,000. In one particular case, the officer demanded a new shirt and sexual favors from of the plaintiff, he added. Most of the complaints related to the issuance of a certificate of possession, a police certificate, building number, charge certificate, relocation of substations, surgery costs, clearance invoices, commission payments and land certificates. Those earmarked for transplant included surgeons, village officers, tahsildar, village assistants, village officers, assistant engineers, university assistants, revenue inspector, health inspectors, sub-inspector deputy, a deputy registrar, a surveyor, the director of Supplyco, the vice-president of the panchayat and the chairman of the standing committee. . SATURDAY’S ARREST Two civil servants were arrested by the Vigilance on Saturday as part of entrapment operations. Kulathoor panchayat secretary Santosh Kumar was arrested while accepting D5,000 as a bribe, while K Reghu, an LD employee of the Muttil panchayat in Wayanad, was arrested while accepting D10 000 D as a bribe. Santosh was arrested based on a complaint filed by a contractor, while Reghu was arrested based on a complaint from a woman, who had asked for a building number.

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