Block Development Officer caught taking bribe in Sundargarh

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Sundargarh: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Bisra in Sundargarh district for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh.

The accused was identified as Prasant Kumar Rout, Block Development Officer of Bisra in Sundargarh district.

Acting on a complaint against Rout for demanding Rs 1 lakh from Jhirpani project officer Prashant Jena, to clear approval of funds worth Rs 11.5 lakh, the sleuths of the anti-corruption wing laid a trap and apprehended him red-handed while he was accepting the bribe money.

The anti-corruption wing also conducted raids at Rout’s residence in Bhadrak and his office in Bisra. During search, several documents were verified and seized.

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