Kerala judge says he was offered bribe

Kochi, June 6 (IANS) A judge of the Kerala High Court on Monday said he was offered money to influence his judgement in a smuggling case.

Justice K.T. Shankaran said the bribe offer was made in return for a favourable judgement for those accused in gold smuggling here.

He said he was told he would get Rs.25 lakh before the judgement and the rest of the money later. Shankaran then announced he was withdrawing from the case.

–IANS

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