Doctor caught by vigilance on graft charges

Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance sleuths today caught a lady doctor red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 3,600 from the husband of a pregnant woman for conducting an operation.

The doctor was identified as Kiran Prava Dungdung, gynaecologist, posted at the Sub-Divisional Hospital, Birmaharajpur in Subarnapur district.

Officials of the Sambalpur Vigilance Division recovered the bribe money from the possession of the doctor.

“The hand wash of Dr Dungdung gave chemical reaction confirming acceptance of the bribe,” an official said.

The lady doctor accepted bribe from one Ranjan Meher of Nuapali village under Birmaharajpur police station area, for operation charges.

The complainant Ranjan Meher approached the vigilance department and subsequently a trap was laid.

Meher said his wife Jayanti was admitted at the Government Hospital Birmaharajpur on January 7 and delivered a baby next day. However, Dr Dungdung allegedly demanded illegal gratification of Rs 3,600 as operation charges of his wife.

The investigation in the matter was on, the official said.

In another incident, the vigilance sleuths along with forest officials today raided a saw mill, which was allegedly being run at Asureswar village under Nischintkoeli police station area in Cuttack district.

During the raid on the saw mill of Sk Kalam of Asureswar, accessories of the saw mill with timber worth of Rs 3,51,220 approximately were seized and handed over to the Range Officer, Cuttack Range, for further investigation.