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Probe ordered on corruption allegations in Shantipura Gram Panchayat

Reported on November 21, 2015 from Bangalore, Karnataka  ι Report #16

ZP CEO orders probe after couple allege corruption in Shantipura Gram Panchayat

Veerendra Sharma and his wife Sumitha Sharma alleged that the officials at Shantipura Gram Panchayat were demanding a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to process an E Katha certificate. The Sharmas had purchased the land within the Panchayat limits and possessed all the relevant documents required to obtain the E Katha certificate.

However, they were made to run from pillar to post by the Panchayat Development Officers who said that work won’t be done without bribe.

The Sharmas were adamant that they will not pay the bribe and instead, posted a complaint on IPaidABribe.

Dr Malati Das (Former Chief Secretary of Karnataka) who is currently serving as an Ombudsman at the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy forwarded the complaint to the Bangalore (Urban) Zilla Panchayat CEO who has assured to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

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