Tehsildar's office staff held guilty of taking bribe for giving info under RTI
A woman staff in the Tehsildar's office in Mumbai has been found guilty of taking bribe for providing information under the RTI Act and has been punished for the same by a special court of anti corruption bureau.
Four applications were filed by a single applicant with the Tehsildar's office in Mumbai under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get some information regarding voters' list on urgent basis. The memo writer in the Tehsildar's office demanded from the applicant a bribe of Rs. 2,000 for providing the information on urgent basis. However, the applicant then complained to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) about the matter and the woman staff was caught red handed while accepting the bribe.
The special court of the anti corruption bureau, after hearing the case, has awarded one year imprisonment to the accused Padmini Purni and has imposed a fine of Rs. 700 on her. After the conviction, the woman staffer was granted bail.