Cuttack, 24/9/2016 ( Odisha Samachar )- Today i.e, on 24.9.2016, Sri Manas Kumar Jena, Senior Clerk, office of Rajkanika Tahasildar, Dist-Kendrapara was caught by the Officers of Cuttack Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 7,000/- from the Complainant Sri Adhira Das, Vill- Balibhanda, PS- Rajkanika, Dist-Kendrapara to process the file for mutation of the land. In this connection, Cuttack Vigilance P.S Case No. 54 dt.23.09.2016 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered.
Complainant Sri Adhira Das alleged that he had filed an application in the office of Tahasildar, Rajkanika for mutation of his land. He requested Sri Jena, Senior Clerk to process the mutation case record, who demanded Rs.7,000/- for the above purpose. Finding no other option , the Complt. reported the matter to Supdt. of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack for necessary action.
As per direction of S.P, Vigilance, Cuttack, a trap was laid on dt.24.9.2016. Accused Sri Jena was caught red handed in his residential Govt. quarter, Rajkanika by the Vigilance Officers of Cuttack Division, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the Complt . Sri Das. Bribe money of Rs.7,000/- has been recovered from the possession of Sri Jena, Senior Clerk and seized in presence of witnesses. Hand & pant pocket wash of accused Sri Jena gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.
Investigation is in progress.