Bhubaneswar,21/1(Odisha Samachar Bureau) – Cuttack Vigilance P.S. Case No.2 dated.20.1.2014 U/s 7P.C. Act was registered against Sri Hemanta Kumar Pradhan, District Labour Officer, Kendrapara for demand of illegal gratification of 9,000/- from the complainant Sri Nrusingha Charan Das, Supervisor, Jay Maa Tarini Electrical and Construction, Gotara, Nischintakoili, Dist- Cuttack for issue of labour licence in favour of the Jay Maa Tarini Electrical and Construction firm.
In course of investigation, a trap was laid on 21.1.2014 by the Vigilance Officers of Cuttack Division. Accused Sri Hemanta Kumar Pradhan, District Labour Officer, Kendrapara was caught red handed by the Vigilance Officers in his office room at Kendrapara while accepting bribe amount 9,000/- from the Complt. Sri Das as per previous demand. Bribe amount 9,000/- was recovered from the working office table of District Labour Officer Sri Pradhan and seized in presence of witnesses. His hand wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.
Sri Hemanta Kumar Pradhan, District Labour Officer, Kendrapara has been arrested.
House Search of accused Sri Hemanta Kumar Pradhan at Kalyaninagar, Cuttack is going on.
Investigation of the case is continuing.