Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction Criminal Appeal No.593 of 2012 L. Laxmikanta Versus State by Superintendent of Police, Lokayukta

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL APPEAL No.593 OF 2012
L. Laxmikanta… Appellant(s)
VERSUS
State by Superintendent of Police,
Lokayukta… Respondent(s)

The appellant was working as a Warden of a hostel of college known as “Medical and Engineering College (SC/ST) Hostel at Banashankari I Stage, Bangalore”. The Hostel is run by the Social Welfare Department of the State. The complainant (PW-3) was the student of B.E. Course during 1999-2000 and was occupying one room in the hostel. He failed in second semester and, therefore, appeared in the examination and was declared pass in 2001. This enabled him to join the third semester. However, the complainant was required to apply afresh to seek readmission in the hostel because he could not clear the examination as provided in the Hostel Rules. The complainant, therefore, made a fresh application to the Hostel Authorities seeking re-admission and allotment of a room. His application was to be forwarded to the District Officer through the appellant after getting countersigned from the Principal of the College. The appellant did not provide hostel facilities to the complainant and compelled him to frequently visit his office to clear his file. The accused also told the complainant that he (complainant) would get re-admission in the hostel only after paying to him (appellant) Rs. 2000/- as illegal gratification….read more