Nayagarh : Suborner Clerk Arrested

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Nayagarh: Vigilance officials on Thursday arrested senior clerk of Odagaon block office Bijay Kumar Giri while he was taking a bribe of Rs 500.

As indicated by sources, one Kashinath Prdhan had done a construction work worth Rs 1 lakh under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD).

Giri had asked that Pradhan give him an bribe of Rs 500 to prepare the record for return of the Rs 3,000 security cash. Pradhan had recorded an objection in such manner with the locale Vigilance.

Following the complaint, the anti-corruption wing of Odisha Police laid a trap and arrested the senior clerk while he was taking the bribe from Pradhan, the sources added.

Harmohan Pati, DSP, Vigilance said, “Kashinath Prdhan of Odagaon block had done a construction work worth Rs 1 lakh under MPLAD fund in 2010-11. Though, Pradhan had got the bill, he is yet to receive the security money of Rs 3,000.”

“The senior clerk of the block Bijay Kumar Giri had asked Pradhan for a Rs 500 bribe to clear a file,” Pati added.