- I Paid A Bribe
- 12 months ago
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I was to get a tin number for one of my client...I was told to pay bribe of Rs 1000 for asst commisioner Mr Rangaswamy by his assistant Sumitra.(LVO 70 Addl) in Vijaynagar, Bangalore.. I asked as to why the bribe has to be paid despite adhering to all legal formalities...She was so rude & instructed me that this was the norm. I was forced to pay 1000/- to the assistant commisioner through sumitra. She let me in & the amount of deposit to be paid was finalised (4025/-) ...I remitted the amount in the counter & was told to pay Rs 500 for the inspector Mrs Soubhagya who inspected the premises & had made me to run behind her for many days for no reason at all.. With a heavy heart I shelled out Rs 500 for her... Then came the climax where I was told to shell out Rs 1500 for Madam Sumitra (asst of AC) stating that 1000 for the Asst Commissioner Rangaswamy to be paid first when the deposit was to be finalised & balance Rs 2500 was to be paid at the time the certificate was to be signed.. I told that my colleagues had paid only 1500 for the AC & the inspector Jaylakshmi of LVO 70 which was below their office earlier...She was so adamant & told me to bring the photo of the premises of the business place.
I had to go back to bring the photo despite the TIN number had been allotted. Finally I gave up & shelled out Rs 1500 to get it signed.