Puri: Odisha Horticulture Officer Held For Taking Bribe

Puri: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday apprehended an Assistant Horticulture Officer posted in Nimapara area of Puri district for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

The accused has been identified as Ramakanta Parida.

According to reports, the accused had demanded the amount from one Jharana Samantray of Bakugram village to furnish spot visit report to enable her to get subsidy under Mission for Integrated Development for Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.

With no other options left, Samantray sought help of the anti-corruption agency and lodged a complaint. Following this, a trap was laid and Parida was caught red-handed while accepting the money from Samantray.

A case under Section 7 PC (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered.

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