Clerk caught accepting bribes

Rourkela: A clerk working in the health department was caught by the vigilance sleuths for allegedly accepting bribes for issuance of birth certificates.

One Dhanjaya Panigrahi, a senior clerk at the Birkera Primary Health Centre, around 40 km from here, was trapped by the vigilance department as he demanded Rs 1500 for issuing three birth certificates to one Bablu Dhanwar, of Gotidhara village.

Bablu had applied for the certificates for his three sons- Sunil, Anil and Amit one month ago. He alleged that Panigrahi was demanding the amount for providing the certificate and finally it was settled for Rs 1400.

Bablu, took halp of the vigilance department. The sleuths caught Panigrahi red handed when he was accepting money from Bablu.

We caught him when he was accepting the bribe from Bablu, P K Das, SDPO Vigilance Rourkela, said.