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Day after ACB questions him in a corruption case, Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner shunted

Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner J Manjunath was transferred as director of Integrated Child Protection Scheme

indian expressManjunath was arrested for his alleged involvement in collecting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh to issue a favourable order in a case. (File/ Twitter/ @JManjunathIAS)

A day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) interrogated Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner J Manjunath in a corruption case, the state government on Friday shunted him as director of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

In May last year, two of Manjunath’s staff were arrested while allegedly receiving Rs 5 lakh as bribe to get a favourable order from the DC court.

On Friday, the state government gave Sangappa, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat, the additional charge of Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner.

Manjunath’s transfer came after the Karnataka High Court recently took the ACB to task for not interrogating the IAS officer. Following this, ACB officials had questioned Manjunath on Thursday.

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In May 2021, ACB officials had arrested deputy tahsildar Mahesh and contract worker Chetan after they were allegedly trapped while receiving a bribe of Rs 5 lakh in order to get a favourable order from the DC court over a land dispute.

First published on: 02-07-2022 at 09:59:21 am
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