Bribery Case: Telangana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau Nabs 2 Officers

The Warangal Unit of Telangana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested 2 officials in Mahabubabad for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for favours with regard to land registration at Danthalapalli village.

The 2 accused were identified as Tasleema Mohammed, sub-registrar, Mahabubabad and Aleti Venkatesh, data entry operator (Outsourcing).

As per the ACB, Tasleema demanded a bribe of Rs 19,200 from a resident of Danthalapalli and received the amount through Aleti Venkatesh in exchange for an official favour to process the registration of land purchased by the complainant at Danthalapalli village.

The police stated, “The bribe amount was recovered from Aleti Venkatesh. The contact portion, which is the inner flap in the right back pocket of Aleti Venkatesh’s trousers, threw up a positive result in the chemical test.”

The police said that, apart from the bribe amount, Venkatesh was also found to be in possession of unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs.1,72,000.

An official release by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, Warangal unit read, “The accused, Tasleema Mohammad, Sub-Registrar, Sub-Registrar Office Mahabubabad, and Aleti Venkatesh, Data Entry Operator (Outsourcing), Sub-Registrar Office Mahabubabad, are being arrested and produced before the Hon’ble Special Court for SPE and ACB Cases-Cum-III Additional District & Sessions Judge, Warangal.”

The police stated that further investigation is underway. More inputs are awaited.

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