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I/C EXCISE SUPERINTENDENT, RAYAGADA ARRESTED FOR POSSESION OF UNACCOUNTED CASH RS 6.29 LAKH; VIGILANCE INSPECTOR, SAMBALPUR DIVISION ALONG WITH ASSOCIATE (PVT PERSON) ARRESTED FOR TAKING BRIBE RS 10 LAKH. BOTH FORWARDED TO COURT.

Cuttack,14/5/2022 ( Odisha Samachar )- On receipt of reliable information regarding collection of huge cash by Smt. Neena Beura, In-charge Superintendent of Excise, Rayagada as illegal gratification from IMFL & Country Liquor Vendors, the officers of Odisha Vigilance kept a close watch over the movement and activities of Smt. Beura.

 Accordingly, yesterday i.e. on 13.05.2022 in the late night around 11.30 PM, officers of Odisha Vigilance intercepted her near Totapada chhak, NH-16, Dist-Khurdha while she was plying from Rayagada to Bhubaneswar in a private vehicle bearing registration No.OD-18-G-5445. During interception, suspected ill-gotten cash of Rs.6,29,000/- (Rupees Six Lakh Twenty-nine Thousand) was found from the possession of Smt. Neena Beura, I/c Superintendent of Excise, Rayagada which she could not account for satisfactorily. The cash has been recovered from Smt. Beura and seized.

Following interception, search is continuing at various locations of Smt. Beura in Bhubaneswar, Rayagada and Cuttack district.

In this connection, Bhubaneswar Vigilance PS case No.11 dt.14.05.2022 U/s 7(a)/13 (2) r/w 13(1) (b) Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered against Smt. Neena Beura, In-charge Superintendent of Excise, Rayagada. Today i.e. on 14.05.2022 she has been arrested and forwarded to the Court.

The investigation of the case is in progress.

In another Vigilance operation carried out by the Internal Vigilance Unit of Cell Division, Vigilance Directorate, on 13.05.2022, Smt. Manasi Jena, Inspector of Police, Vigilance, Sambalpur Division was trapped for demand and acceptance of undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.10,00,000/- through her associate (private person) named Sri Mukesh Sahoo of Bargarh (Rupees Ten Lakh) from a complainant (Government official) for closing a petition against the complainant, which Smt. Jena was enquiring into.

In this connection, Vigilance Cell P.S. Case No.5 dated 12.05.2022 U/s 7/12 PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered against both the accused Smt Jena and her associate (private person) Sri Sahoo and is under investigation. Today i.e. on 14.05.2022, both the accused persons Smt Manasi Jena, Inspector and her associate (private person) Sri Mukesh Sahoo have been arrested and are being forwarded to the Court.

On this occasion, during interaction with media on 14/5/2022, Sri Y K Jethwa, Director Vigilance stated that;

 “Odisha Vigilance is committed to take strong actions against corrupt practices of govt functionaries, including its own. Intelligence gathering has been intensified and Search and Interception teams are kept in readiness round the clock in the State for acting on verified inputs. Also, an Internal Vigilance Unit has been activated under the Cell Division at Vigilance Directorate which exclusively keeps a watch on the activities of Vigilance Officials. With these steps we hope to continue strong measures against corruption.”

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