Two naval engineers in bribery net

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)



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