Cuttack,11/11/2021 ( Odisha Samachar )- Today, i.e. on 11.11.2021, Sri Manoranjan Pradhan, Section Officer, office of C.D.M.O, District Headquarter Hospital (D.H.H), Sambalpuur has been apprehended by Odisha Vigilance for demanding and accepting undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) from a complainant (staff) for release of his arrear salary.
Based on the above complaint, a trap was laid on 11.11.2021 wherein the accused Sri Manoranjan Pradhan, Section Officer was caught by the team of Odisha Vigilance in his office chamber while demanding and accepting undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) from the complainant. The bribe money was recovered from the possession of Sri Pradhan and seized in presence of witnesses. Left hand wash as well as office table and file wash of Sri Pradhan gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him. Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the residential house of Sri Pradhan at Modipada and Putibandha and his office room at Sambalpur. He has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.
In this connection, Sambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.34 dated 11.11.2021 U/s 7 Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered and is under investigation.