Mangaluru: Lokayukta nabs aided school convener who demanded Rs 20 lacs from pensioner

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Mangaluru, 08 July 2023: Lokayukta officials have arrested Jyothi N Poojary, the convener of Niranjan Swamy-aided school management in Bajpe, while she was receiving a bribe of Rs 5 lacs.


Shobha Rani, who had served as a teacher and headmistress at the school for the past 42 years, retired and requested Jyothi N Poojary in writing on May 25, 2023, to sign her pension documents and forward them to the block education officer for approval. Despite not even acknowledging the application, Jyothi N Poojary demanded a bribe of Rs 20 lacs from Shobha Rani.



On July 5, 2023, Shobha Rani visited Jyothi N Poojary’s residence once again, requesting her to sign and forward the documents. However, Jyothi demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lacs from Shobha Rani.


Lokayukta officials apprehended Jyothi N Poojary while she was accepting the bribe of Rs 5 lacs. She will be arrested, the bribe amount will be confiscated, and she will be produced in court.


The trap operation was carried out by Mangaluru Lokayukta Police, led by SP Kalavati K and Cheluvaraju B, with assistance from police inspector Vinayak Billava and staff, under the guidance of C A Simon, SP of Karnataka Lokayukta in Mangaluru.



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