The court was hearing the bail petition of Dhanakodi, a Tangedco assistant engineer arrested by DVAC officials on the 24th of March. The prosecution case is that when a man submitted an application for getting two new electricity service connections for his newly constructed house, the petitioner, who was working as an assistant engineer at Veeramarasanpettai in Budhalur taluk, demanded a high amount of Rs 9,000 as a suborn.
An Assistant Engineer of Tangedco was arrested by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) in Srirangam on bribe charges.
Assistant Engineer Rajendran (52) allegedly demanded ₹30,000, bribe from a manager of a private gunny bag manufacturing unit at Tiruvanaikoil.
Madras high court has granted bail to the engineer who first demanded and then accepted a bribe to provide power connection.
The grant of bail was opposed, to the petitioner, since the investigation is at a preliminary stage. Keeping in the note, the fact that the petitioner is a public servant and that there is no possibility of him decamping from prosecution. However, Justice G Chandrasekharan granted bail to the petitioner by directing him to appear before the concerned police every day at 10.30 am until further orders are received.