Mujanga Sarpanch Held For Taking Rs 20,000 Bribe

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Koraput: Vigilance sleuths on Saturday arrested a woman sarpanch for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 20,000.

The arrested has been identified as Raila Majhi, Mujanga Sarpanch.

According to sources, Majhi had demanded Rs 20,000 from one Gangadhar Saunta of Baktaguda village under Koraput Sadar police limits to issue work order in respect of a village pond in his favour. Following this, the victim approached the anti-corruption wing and lodged a complaint. Based on the plaint, the anti-corruption wing laid a trap and arrested the Sarpanch red-handed while accepting the gratification.

A case was registered against the Sarpanch under relevant Sections of IPC and further investigation into the matter is underway.

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