Woman cop arrested on graft charges

Cuttack: The Vigilance sleuths today arrested a woman police inspector Mamata Pati, who was working as Inspector-in-charge (IIC) of Badasahi police station of Mayurbhanj district, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 from a local villager.

Pati had allegedly demanded the money from the villager as bribe to provide the latter a copy of his own FIR, an official release said.

Following a complaint made by the villager, the vigilance sleuths had set a trap to apprehend the woman police officer red-handed, it said adding that Pati’s house is under search as part of further investigation.