Two naval engineers in bribery
Two Naval engineers attached to the Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources Department, were yesterday nabbed by
officers of the Bribery Commission allegedly in the act of
accepting a Rs.100,000 bribe from a person who had applied for a
boat yard permit.
The Bribery Commissionís Investigations Director
SSP Neville Guruge told The Island that the two engineers had
allegedly accepted Rs.100,000 from the complainant, who hailed
from Weligama, outside their Maligawatte office and proceeded to
a bank in Grandpass to deposit the money.
"We arrested the two suspects at the Bank. They
will be produced before the Hultsdorp Chief Magistrateís Court
tomorrow," Guruge said.
He said that the total amount of bribe demanded
from the complainant for issuing the permit was Rs 175,000, of
which Rs.75,000 was paid by cheque in September when the two
engineers went to Weligama to inspect the boat yard site. (ZJ)