Cuttack,30/8/2016 ( Odisha Samachar )- Today i.e. on 30.08.2016 Sri Niranjan Mohapatra, ASI of Police, Bolagarh P.S, Dist. Khurda has been caught by the Officers of Bhubaneswar Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.5,000/- from the Complainant Sri Raghunath Pradhan of Village Swapneswarpur, P.S- Bolagarh, Dist. Khurda. In this connection Bhubaneswar Vigilance P.S. Case No.38 dt.29.08.2016 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered.
Complainant Sri Raghunath Pradhan alleged that, he had filed ICC Case in the court of SDJM, Khurda against Gelli Pala Kanhu Jaisingh and others. On the basis of the said ICC Case Bolagarh P.S Case No. 128 dt.22.08.2016 was registered by the IIC, Bolagarh PS and investigation of the case was entrusted to ASI Sri Niranjan Mohapatra. The Complainant Sri Pradhan met ASI Sri Niranjan Mohapatra several times requesting for arrest of the accused persons and seizure of his motor cycle forcibly taken away by the accused persons from him. But ASI Sri Mohapatra did not take any action in the matter. On 29.08.2016 when the complainant met ASI Sri Mohpatra he demanded Rs. 5,000/- from the Complainant for arrest of the accused persons and seizure of his motor cycle. Finding no other alternative, the Complainant reported to Vigilance.
As per direction of S.P, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division a trap was laid on 30.08.2016. Accused ASI Sri Niranjan Mohapatra was caught red handed at Bankoi Police Outpost under Bolagarh P.S by the Officers of Bhubaneswar Vigilance Division while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the Complainant Sri Pradhan. Bribe money of Rs. 5,000/- was recovered from the possession of ASI Sri Mohapatra and has been seized in presence of witnesses. His hand and pant pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.