Hyderabad: Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today registered a case against a junior civil judge for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000 from two advocates and raided his residence here.

The I-Additional Junior Civil Judge S Madhu allegedly took the bribe to acquit clients of the advocates. The ACB said the case was filed following a directive from the Hyderabad High Court.

An ACB release said they registered a case of criminal misconduct under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Madhu yesterday and took up investigation. After obtaining a warrant from the anti-corruption court, the agency conducted a search at the residence of the judge this morning, it said.

The junior judge accepted Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 from the two advocates on different occasions for doing the favours, the release added. (PTI)