Cuttack,2/6( Odisha Samachar)- Today on 2.6.2015 Sri Deba Purohit, Junior Clerk O/o District Education Officer, Boudh was arrested by Vigilance Officers of Berhampur Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant Sri Umakanta Dehuri, Vill- Uperkhol, PS- Tikabali, Dist-Kandhamal A/p- Sanskrit Teacher(under suspension) Govt. High School, Kusanga, Dist-Boudh to process the file for his reinstatement who was under suspension with effect from 6.1.15. In this connection Berhampur Vigilance P.S case No.25 dt. 1.6.2015 u/s. 7 P.C. Act 1988 has been registered.
Sri Umakanta Dehury was posted to Govt. High School, Kusanga under Boudh Dist. as Sanskrit Teacher. Due to non-availability of Govt. quarter, the Complt. alongwith one PET(Physical Education Teacher) of the said school were residing in a room inside the school. As per the direction of the Headmistress, both of them vacated the room on 3.1.15, but vide letter No.49 dt. 6.1.15 of the DEO, Boudh both of them were placed under suspension. On 10.2.15, he submitted a representation to DEO, Boudh for his reinstatement, but despite repeated approach, his case was not considered. Later on, the PET was released from suspension. The complt. approached the Dealing Asst. repeatedly to process the file, but the Dealing Asst. Sri Purohit demand bribe of Rs.10,000/-. Though he requested to reduce the amount, he did not agree. Getting no alternative against his will he agreed to pay the demanded amount on the next day. Then he reported the matter to Vigilance.
During investigation, a trap was laid on 2.6.2015. Seeing the complt., the accused Sri Purohit enquired from him about the bribe money and when he replied in affirmative, he directed him (Complt.) to accompany him to the SBI, ATM Counter. Accordingly, both of them went to the ATM Counter, where the accused received the bribe money of Rs.10,000/- from the complt. in his right hand and counted in both of his hands. On receipt of the bribe money, the accused attempted to deposit the same in his account in the Cash Deposit Machine, installed inside the said Counter, but all of a sudden, the Vigilance team who were present near the spot rushed and seized the tainted bribe money from his possession. Both the hands wash of the accused was taken in Sodium Carbonate Solution, which turned to pink color confirming acceptance of bribe. The tainted bribe money of Rs. 10,000/- alongwith the relevant documents have been seized. The case is under investigation.