Cuttack,01/08(Odisha Samjachar)- Friday on 31.7.2015 Sri Subrat Sahu, Data Entry Operator, O/o B.E.O, Bargarh Block and Sri Ajit Kumar Panda @ Ritu are arrested by Vigilance Officers of Sambalpur Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.2,000/- from the complainant Sri Minaketan Mehera, S/o Gobardhan Meher, Vill-Badbrahmani, P.S-Bijepur, Dist. Bargarh, At/Pr.Asst. Teacher, Patharla U.G UP School, Bargarh for demand and acceptance of illegal gratification of Rs.2,000/- from the complainant to process his transfer application to Bijepur Block. In this connection Sambalpur Vigilance P.S case No.73 dt.31.7.2015 u/s.13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) 7/8 P.C. Act 1988 has been registered.
During course of investigation a trap was laid on dt.31.7.2015. The complainant handed over the bribe money to Sri Ajit Kumar Panda @ Ritu at his betel shop as per direction of Sri Subrat Sahu, Data Entry Operator, O/o B.E.O, Bargarh Block, who was also present there. After accepting the bribe money Sri Panda kept the same in his right side pocket of his wearing pant. Both the hand wash and pant pocket wash of Sri Panda gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe money. The bribe money of Rs. 2,000/- was recovered from the possession of accused persons.