Cuttack,20/6 ( Odisha Samachar Bureau) – Berhampur Vigilance P.S. Case No.17 dated.19.06.2013 U/s 7 P.C. Act was registered against Sri Srihari Charan Das, Peskar, Office of the Asst. Settlement Officer, Bandhagada Settlement Camp, P.S-Phiringia, Dist.Kandhamal for demand of illegal gratification of 6,000/- from the complainant Sri Balaram Kanhar of Village-Barepanga, P.S-Phiringia, Dist.Kandhamal to process the file for issue of individual Patta in the name of the complainant Sri Kanhar and his brother.
In course of investigation a trap was laid on 20.6.2013 by the Vigilance Officers of Berhampur Division. Sri Srihari Charan Das, Peskar was caught red handed by the Vigilance Officers in the Settlement Camp at Bandhagada Primary School while accepting bribe amount of 6,000/- from the Complt. Sri Kanhar as per previous demand. Sri Das, Peskar accepted the bribe money and kept the same in his working table. Bribe amount 6,000/- was recovered and seized in presence of witnesses. His hand wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.
Sri Srihari Charan Das, Peskar, Office of the Asst. Settlement Officer, Bandhagada has been arrested.
Investigation of all the cases are continuing.