Odisha Female Cop Caught Taking Bribe

Khurda: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday apprehended Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Balianta police station in Odisha’s Khurda district while she was allegedly accepting Rs 5,000 bribe.

The ASI has been identified as Puspalata Paikaray.

According to sources, the Vigilance team laid a trap and caught the ASI red-handed while she was accepting the bribe amount from the complainant in connection with a case registered in 2020 at the police station, in which Paikray was the Investigating Officer.

She had sought illegal gratification for adding stringent penal sections in the case, Vigilance sources said.

A case has been registered in this connection under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018. Further investigation is underway.

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