Police most Corrupt Dept in Karnataka, Says Portal

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  • Cops have the greasiest palms in Karnataka, if bribe payments reported on the portal I-Paid-ABribe are an indication.
  • Till November 25 this year, 843 citizens paid a whopping Rs 8.67 crore as bribe to the men in khaki
  • The department tops the list of 37 departments utilities in terms of corruption.
  • In all, 7,148 people admitted to paying policemen Rs 15.12 crore since 2010.
  • The transport department is the second-most corrupt with 261 people having paid Rs 3.12 lakh to officials this year.
  • Since the launch of the portal, the department has seen 1,777 reports of bribery and Rs 58.28 lakh as money collected.
  • However, the stamps and registration department and customs and excise department are attempting to become less corrupt.
  • Reason: the numbers of bribe reports have come down since 2012 going by the portal's data.
  • The stamps and registration department faces 188 charges from people who have paid bribe in 2014 till November 25 as against 258 reports in 2013 and 416 reports in 2012.
  • Similarly , there were 67 reports of bribe paid to the customs and excise department till November 25, 2014, this is against 101 reports in 2013 and 174 in 2012.
  • According to the portal, Karnataka seems to be the most corrupt state for the second year in a row with 6,593 people having reported payment of bribe, followed by Maharashtra (3,165), Andhra Pradesh (2,439) and Tamil Nadu (2,172).