Odisha CDPO Caught Taking Rs 1 Lakh Bribe

Bhawanipatna: The Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Thuamul Rampur in Odisha’s Kalahandi district was caught by vigilance sleuths on Monday while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 1 lakh.

The CDPO, Pushpanjali Rath, had allegedly demanded the bribe money from a person for appointing his spouse as an anganwadi worker, an Odisha Vigilance press release said.

She was caught after the vigilance laid a trap. Simultaneous searches are being conducted at Rath’s properties in Balangir and Kalahandi districts, the release added.

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