Vigilance Nabs Govt Official Taking Rs 1 Lakh Bribe In Odisha’s Koraput

Nabarangpur: Vigilance sleuths apprehended an official working in the office of district education officer in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district while taking bribe on Thursday.

A complaint was filed with the Vigilance stating that Bikash Sana, accountant-cum-programmer in the office of district education officer at Nabarangpur, was demanding bribe of Rs 1 lakh for processing transport bills of rice to be distributed in schools for midday meal and releasing the security deposit favour of the complainant.

Acting on the complaint, Vigilance laid a trap. As per their plan, the complainant went to pay Rs 1 lakh to Bikash. The Vigilance officials nabbed Bikash while accepting the bribe and recovered the entire amount from his possession.

Following the trap, rented residential house of Sana at Nabarangpur and own house at Umerkote were being searched to ascertain disproportionate assets.

Koraput Vigilance has registered a case under PC Amendment Act, 2018 in this connection. Further investigation is on.

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