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Two officials arrested in Odisha for accepting bribe

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Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today arrested a woman Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) on charges of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Secretary of a SSG in Odisha capital.

The arrested has been identified as Kabita Chhotray, CDPO, Bhubaneswar Rural.

According to reports, Kabita had demanded a bribe Rs 50,000 from Banabasini Mallik, Secretary, Dhauli SSG in Khordha district for passing a Chhatua bill of Rs 5,60,706 to the district magistrate of Khordha for the month of June and July 2017.

The matter was reported to Vigilance SP, Bhubaneswar.

A trap was laid to catch the officer following which today Banabasini handed over the bribe money to the CDPO.

Soon after she took the money and put in her handbag, the Vigilance sleuths conducted a raid and arrested her with seizure of the money. Later, she was forwarded to court.

Similarly, an Assistant Fire Officer in Bargarh district, identified as Prafulla Kumar Biswal, was arrested red-handed by Vigilance officials of Sambalpur Division while accepting a bribe of Rs 28,000  for submission of site inspection report and NOC in order to setting up a LPG godown.

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