Additional District Magistrate arrested for accepting bribe

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015,20:53 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Vigilance and Anti-Corruption bureau officials today arrested Ernakulam Additional District Magistrate (ADM) for allegedly accepting bribe from a person for granting explosive license, a top official said here today.
The accused ADM, B Ramachandran was arrested from his quarters this morning after he allegedly took Rs one lakh bribe from a native from nearby Thrippunithura for issuing license for running his explosive store, the official said.
The Vigilance team headed by DySP Biju Mon have recovered Rs one lakh and another Rs 40,000 from his quarters during a search operation. A man who reached there with Rs 15,000 when the search was being conducted has also been taken into custody, they said.
Vigilance suspect that the man reached the quarters to give bribe to Ramachandran. Ramachandran will be produced before the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau court in Kozhikode today, officials said.
A discreet probe was launched against Ramachandran after K M Antony, SP, Vigilance, Ernakulam Range, received complaints from several quarters against him, vigilance sources said.