Cuttack,30/1 ( Odisha Samachar )- To day i.e. on 30.1.2016 Smt. Bhagabati Guru, CDPO, Jagannathprasad Block, Ganjam is caught by Vigilance Officers of Berhampur Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.28,000/- from the complainant Smt. Puja Rani Pradhan, Vill- Charikonia, PS-Jagannathprasad, Dist-Ganjam for appointment as Anganwadi worker. In this connection Berhampur Vigilance P.S case Smt. Puja Rani Pradhan,Vill- Charikonia, PS-Jagannathprasad, Dist-Ganjam for appointment as Anganwadi worker No.03 dt. 29.1.16 u/s 7 P.C.Act has been registered.
The complainant Smt. Puja Rani Pradhan alleged that she had applied for the post Anganwadi worker of Charikonia Anganwadi Centre under Jagannathprasad Block. She requested accused Smt. Guru, CDPO for her appointment. Accused Smt. Guru demanded Rs.30,000/- as illegal gratification for her appointment. After negotiation accused Smt. Guru reduced the demand money Rs.30,000/- to 28,000/-. Finding no other alternative she reported to Vigilance.
A trap was laid on 30.1.2016 in the office of CDPO of Jagannathprasad Block. Accused Smt. Bhagabati Guru is caught red handed by the Vigilance Officer in her office room while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.28,000/- from the complainant . The bribe money Rs.28,000/- was recovered from the possession of Smt. Guru. Both the hand wash of Smt. Guru, CDPO gave chemical reaction confirming acceptance of the bribe.
The investigation is in progress.