Cuttack, 6/10 ( Odisha Samachar )- To day i.e on 6.10.2015 Sri Tusarakanta Pradhan, Bench Clerk and Incharge of Judicial Section, Collectorate, Bargarh is arrested by Vigilance Officers of Sambalpur Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant Sri Hrusikesh Pradhan, Vill- Kaupali, P.S-Bheden, Dist-Bargarh to process the file for issue of No Objection Certificate for installation of ESSAR Oil Ltd. Petrol Pump . In this connection Sambalpur Vigilance P.S case No.95 dt. 5.10.2015 u/s. 7 P.C. Act 1988 has been registered.
The complainant Hrusikesh Pradhan, Vill- Kaupali, P.S- Bheden, Dist.- Bargarh had applied No Objection Certificate for installation of Petrol Pump of ESSAR Oil Ltd. at Kadilipali, PS-Bheden Dist- Bargarh to Collector Bargarth District along with Clearance report fromTahasildar Bheden, Executave Engineer RD Bargarh and Fire Officer Sambalpur on 09.03.2015. The ESSAR Oil Ltd. also had applied for No Objection in favour of Hrusikesh Pradhan. The Complaint had requested to Sri Tusarkanta Pradhan, Bench Clerk who is dealing with the matter for processing the file for issue of NOC. The accused Sri Pradhan demanded illegal gratification of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant for this purpose. Getting no other alternative he reported to Vigilance.
The accused Sri Tusarakanta Pradhan, Bench Clerk to Collector and Incharge of Judicial Section, Collectorate, Bargarh was caught red handed by the Vigilance team while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the complt in his office. The bribe money of Rs.7,000/- has been recovered from his possession. Both the hand wash of the accused gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.
The investigation is in progress.