K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: In a shocking incident, Peddapalli RDO, who is also acting as in charge Ramagundam Municipal Commissioner, K Shankar Kumar along with his relative T Mallikarjun were caught red-handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a contractor for doing official favour in Peddapalli on Tuesday.
According to sources, the Peddapalli RDO was posted as incharge Ramagundam Municipal Commissioner. For the clearance of a bill from a contractor G Rajnikanth for supply and spraying of sodium hypochlorite worth Rs 9.38 lakhs in the corporation during the outbreak of the deadly virus, the RDO had demanded Rs 1 lakh bribe for the clearance of the bill. As the contractor was unable to pay such a huge amount, he approached the ACB.
The sleuths of ACB trapped the RDO along with his relative and acted as his assistant for demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 1 lakh. They were arrested and presented before the ACB special court in Karimnagar. The ACB court had remanded them to judicial custody.