Revenue Inspector Caught Taking Bribe By Odisha Vigilance

Bhubaneswar: A Revenue Inspector (RI) was apprehended by Odisha Vigilance sleuths for allegedly accepting Rs 5,000 bribe from a man to demarcate his plots in Badampahad area of Mayurbhanj district on Friday.

The accused was identified as Rakesh Kumar Patra, Revenue Inspector( RI), Jaypur Circle under  Badampahad Tehsil of Mayurbhanj. He had demanded Rs 5000 bribe from a complainant in order to demarcate his 5 plots.

Based on the complaint, a trap was laid by Vigilance officials and Patra was caught while accepting the bribe money from the complainant, a Vigilance release said. The entire bribe money has been recovered from the possession  of Patra.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches are going on at two locations of  Patra from Disproportionate Assets angle.

In this connection,  Balasore Vigilance registered a case under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018. Investigation is in progress against the accused RI.

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