PEO Caught Red-Handed While Taking Rs 8K Bribe In Dhenkanal

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Cuttack: Odisha Vigilance on Friday arrested the woman Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Asarada Gram Panchayat in Dhenkanal district on charges of taking bribe to release pending amount of a work executed under MGNREGS yojna.

According to reports, Vigilance sleuths today laid a trap and caught Asarada GP PEO Ms. Sashirekha Singh red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe  Rs.8,000 from the complainant to release the balance amount in his favour for a work done under MGNREGS.

The entire bribe money has been recovered from Ms. Singh and seized. In this connection Cuttack Vigilance PS Case No 47 dt. 17-12-2021 U/s 7 P.C.(Amendment) Act 2018 has been registered, the Vigilance said in a brief press note.

Search was carried out at her residential house at Asarada and further investigation in underway against Ms. Singh, the Vigilance added.

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