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Tag: Bribe

Odisha’s Kuchinda additional Tehsildar arrested on graft charge 
Odisha’s Kuchinda additional Tehsildar arrested on graft charge 

The tainted additional Tehsildar has been identified as Sarada Maharana. The officials seized the bribe money from her office. 

Odisha Vigilance Catches Works Dept Class-IV Employee Red Handed With Rs 1 L Bribe
Odisha Vigilance Catches Works Dept Class-IV Employee Red Handed With Rs 1 L Bribe

A Class-IV employee of the Works department in Balasore was caught red handed by the Vigilance sleuths while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh on Friday.  He was subsequently put under arrest.

ICDS Supervisor
Odisha Vigilance Nets ICDS Official Accepting Rs 80,000 Bribe, 8th Such Case In 3 Months

Vigilance officers on Monday nabbed a supervisor of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) at Sinapali in Nuapada district while she was accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000

Vigilance Arrests Jeypore Electrical SDO For Taking Bribe
Vigilance Arrests Jeypore Electrical SDO For Taking Bribe

Patra had demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant on the pretext of appointing him as a ladder man with the office of SDO electrical TPSODL.

Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender
Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender

Majhi said the luxury SUV which is worth Rs 19 lakh has been purchased in the name of a woman and the Collector used it a day after the lease was passed, Majhi alleged.

Odisha: Rairakhol SDMO In Vigilance Net For Accepting Bribe From Patient

Rairakhol: A sub-divisional Medical Officer (SDMO) was caught while accepting a bribe from a patient at the subdivision hospital here in Sambalpur district on Monday. The SDMO, Bipin Sahoo was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 5500 from the attendants of a patient. Sahoo allegedly demanded the illegal gratification for conducting an operation on the patient […]

Nihala Prasad IIC
Corrupt Police Inspector In Vigilance Net For Accepting Bribe In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The Inspector In Charge (IIC) of Nihal Prasad Police Station in Dhenkanal was arrested by vigilance sleuths for accepting a bribe of Rs 6000 on Friday. As per reports, the inspector, Chittaranjan Behera had demanded bribe from one Aintha Sethi whose daughter-in-law had lodged an FIR at the same police station against him, his […]

CBI Arrests 3 GST & Central Excise Officials For 'Accepting Bribe'

Bhubaneswar: Three superintendents of GST and Central Excise were caught by CBI sleuths on Tuesday while allegedly accepting bribe for settling a case pertaining to a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the arrested officials were accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh at a luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar when the CBI personnel […]

Woman Forest Guard Trapped While Accepting Rs 36,000 Bribe

Sambalpur: A Woman forest guard posted at the Sambalpur Sadar forest range was trapped by Vigilance department officials while accepting a bribe of Rs 36,000, on Tuesday. As per reports, the woman forest guard, identified as Madhusmita Mohapatra was allegedly caught red handed while accepting the bribe money from the complainant Parsuram Mirdha, Treasurer of […]

Odisha CDPO In Vigilance Net
Koraput: Lady CDPO Held By Vigilance While Taking Bribe

Koraput: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday caught the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Nandapur here red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.75 lakh. As per sources, the officials of the Jeypore division laid a trap based on a complaint and held the CDPO Snigdharani Mishra who in her office was receiving the bribe amount […]

Constable Arrested For Taking Bribe From Police Official In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A constable attached to the accounts section of Commissionerate Police was arrested by Vigilance department on charges of corruption. The accused constable, Suresh Chandra Das was nabbed while accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 from another police official, who is presently working as OAPF at Balipatna Police Station. The complainant Ratnakar Pedenti of Rayagada […]

DFO Caught By Vigilance In Odisha For Accepting Rs 1.66 Lakh Bribe

Bolangir: The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) (Kendu leaf) of Patnagarh, Pranab Kumar Mohanty was on Wednesday caught red-handed by Vigilance sleuths while reportedly accepting percentage commission (PC) of Rs 1.66 lakh. According to initial reports, the DFO had sanctioned Rs 10.37 lakh for repair work of a building used for storing kendu leaf and demanded […]

Residential School Teacher In Odisha Seeks Bribe From Woman To Offer Job

Sundergarh: Some instances prove that corruption is so deeply rooted that you simply cannot get your work done without paying a bribe to corrupt officials, be it government babus or even an ordinary clerk in Odisha. Still not convinced, sample the case of Namita Majhi of Sundergarh who was asked to pay Rs 60,000 for […]

OTV Impact: Official Suspended Over Charges Of Demanding Bribe

Bolangir: A Village Agricultural Worker (VAW) of Puintala block of Bolangir district was suspended by the collector after a video purportedly showing the VAW demanding bribe went viral. The news was first telecast on OTV this morning. Making a mockery of Odisha government’s 5T policy, the accused VAW of Puintala, Subhendu Kumar Behera was seen […]

OTV IMPACT - Odisha DGP suspends havildar for seeking bribe

Bolangir: Greed can lead to disastrous consequences and often one has to pay a high price for it. Following a report by OTV about a video purportedly showing a havildar taking bribe from a truck driver in Bolangir, the concerned cop was suspended from duty immediately. As per reports, the havildar Sankirtan Putel of Kantabanji […]

Bribe inside Odisha Anganwadi centre: CDPO caught on camera

Koraput: A video purportedly showing Kotpad Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Surama Seth taking bribe from anganwadi workers has been doing rounds on various social media platforms since Thursday. Sources said Seth was collecting Rs 500 bribe from each anganwadi centre under Girla sector for releasing funds for procurement of pre-school kits while she visited […]

JE in Odisha caught on cam while taking bribe, admin begins probe

Bolangir: In a disgraceful act, a Junior Engineer (JE) posted at Puintala block of Bolangir district was caught on camera while accepting bribe from a person. The video which is in possession of OTV, purportedly shows JE Satya Narayan Tripathy accepting bribe from a ward member to clear pending bill on account of road construction […]

Baliapal tension
Op-Ed: Why Men In Khaki Are Facing Public Ire?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Recently we saw on our TV sets disturbing visuals of a uniformed police officer in Balasore district being chased and manhandled by a mob. People vented their ire on the officer concerned as he had arrived late to investigate the alleged death of a boy whose body had been found hanging […]

IIC Suspended For Accepting Bribe In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The inspector in-charge of Malkangiri Sadar Police Station was suspended today for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh while two sub-inspectors were detained by Vigilance officials. As per reports, inspector in-charge Ranjan Sahu, sub-inspectors Manas Ranjan and Sunil Kumar were caught red handed by anti-corruption officials last night while taking bribe from a […]

Govt compulsorily retires tax officers on extortion, bribe, sexual harassment charges

New Delhi: The Government has compulsorily retired almost a dozen senior tax officers on charges ranging from extortion, bribe and sexual harassment. The axe has fallen on about 12 senior officers of the rank of Chief Commissioners, Principal Commissioners and Commissioners of Income Tax (I-T) Department under FR (fundamental rule) 56 (j) of Central Civil […]

BJP offered Rs 10 cr each to our 7 MLAs: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading and said that it offered Rs 10 crore each to at least seven of its MLAs for joining the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media, AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia […]

Customs official accused of demanding 'bribe' from air passenger at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: A customs official at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar found himself in trouble after an air passenger accused him of threatening with dire consequences and forcefully demanding a bribe. As per sources, one Kuppuswamy Nagarajan, a native of Shevapet in Tamil Nadu, arrived at the BPI Airport from Bangkok in AirAsia flight […]

FIR against BJD MLA for making casteist remarks, seeking bribe

Jaleswar: A local contractor has filed an FIR against BJD’s Jaleswar MLA, Aswini Kumar Patra for allegedly making casteist remarks and demanding bribe. The FIR was filed at Jaleswar Police Station. As per the reports, contractor, Lokanath Jena filed the FIR against Patra alleging that the MLA misbehaved with him and passed casteist remarks as […]

Rabindra Kumar Mehto
Executive Engineer caught taking bribe from contractor

Deogarh: An Executive Engineer of Minor Irrigation Division in Deogarh was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths on Saturday while accepting a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a contractor. The executive engineer, identified as Rabindra Kumar Mehto, had reportedly sought Rs 21,000 bribe from a contractor Dilip Kumar Padhi for passing the latter’s pending bills. “A […]

Op-Ed: When Does Gift Become 'Graft’?

The flurry of gift-dispensing activity seen across Odisha on the occasion of Diwali revives the age old question: when does a ‘gift’ stop being a gift and become ‘illegal gratification’? This question, in turn, spawns a host of other related questions. What determines the nature of a gift – the price of the article, the […]

I was offered Rs 1 crore to keep mum on corruption: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Continuing his tirade against the State government, expelled BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout today alleged that he was offered a bribe of Rs 1 crore to keep mum on the sapling scam. Rout made such startling revelation during his first public meeting held at Nrurtanga in Mahanaga after his expulsion from BJD. […]

'Zero tolerance' on corrupt practices by cops: Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Following a series of allegations against officers, newly appointed police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today categorically warned officials to keep themselves away from ‘corrupt practices’. “There will be absolutely zero tolerance towards corruption in police. Besides, strict action would be taken against officers and other personnel charged of taking bribes and indulging in any other […]

Sub-Inspector caught red-handed while taking bribe

Baripada: A police sub-inspector was arrested by Vigilance sleuths in Baripada today while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. A Vigilance team caught Sachidananda Kishan, the Sub-Inspector of Bariapa Police station under Mayurbhanj district while he was taking bribe, sources said. According to sources, Sachidananda had sought bribe from one accused Biswajeet Sikhar, who was […]

IT official caught accepting bribe in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An income tax official in Odisha was arrested after he was allegedly caught accepting a bribe from a petrol pump owner to not reopen an assessment matter, CBI officials here said today. Niranjan Behera was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Bhadrak yesterday night. Searches at his residence today led to Rs […]

Tehsildar caught taking Rs 1L bribe in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Vigilance sleuths arrested Kaptipada Tehsildar Sarat Chandra Mallick while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh today. Sources said the Tehsildar was accepting the bribe from one Hemant Behera to facilitate illegal sand mining when officials of the anti-corruption wing caught him red-handed. Mallick had demanded a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh […]

Kendu Leaf DFO caught while accepting bribe

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Khadial Kendu Leaf Division’s DFO Laxmikanta Mishra while he was demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2.20 lakh from a Ranger here in Nuapada district. According to sources, a government project of Rs 13 lakh has been sanctioned for Lakhna Range in the district to construct houses and kendu […]

Odisha government cracks down those taking commission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has taken action against 258 persons for allegedly taking commission in the rural housing schemes, a Minister said on Tuesday. Replying to a written question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray, Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy said punitive measures have been taken against 258 officials/non-officials for collecting “PC” or percentage commission in […]

Crorepati doctor caught taking Rs 1500 bribe in Ganjam

Berhampur: A doctor at the Buguda Community Health Centre (CHC) in Ganjam district was arrested by Vigilance officials today for accepting bribe of Rs 1500. As per a complaint, doctor B Gopal Chandra Rao of the Buguda CHC had already taken Rs 3,000 bribe for the operation of a patient. He was caught red-handed by […]

Bhadrak CDMO arrested for taking bribe

Bhadrak: Bhadrak Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Gitanjali Patnaik was arrested by Vigilance today for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 8000. As per complaint, CDMO Gitanjali had demanded bribe from a supervisor of Sarada Security and Facility Service, a security agency, to pass a pending bill. After arresting Gitanjali, officials of the anti-corruption wing […]

Mayurbhanj OPTCL DGM & Balasore RTO in Vigilance net

Baripada/ Balasore: Vigilance officials today arrested the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) Mayurbhanj branch DGM Yashwant Choudhry while he was demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000. The DGM had demanded Rs, 5000 bribe from a local allegedly to make a bill for a rented vehicle at his office. Later, a trap was […]

Intoxicated woman caught for rash driving kisses policeman

Kolkata: This is one kiss which the recipient could have never expected. A policeman who stopped and hauled up a drunk woman for rash driving ended up being hugged and smooched, police said Thursday. The woman, in her late 30s, was driving her car while returning from a party around Wednesday-Thursday midnight in an allegedly […]

Sasikala bribed top Karnataka jailer for favours: Report

Bengaluru: AIADMK General Secretary and convict V.K. Sasikala Natarajan was on Wednesday accused of bribing Karnataka Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao and city central jail officials for undue favours. “Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where […]

JE filmed while taking bribe to pass work bill

Nabarangpur: A junior engineer (JE) of Nabarangpur small irrigation department was filmed while taking Rs 54,000 bribe from a contractor to pass a final bill for the Papadahandi check dam work. The footage of the video in possession of OTV shows JE Kabin Behera taking bribe for the check dam work completed in 2016. Though […]

Odisha Vigilance arrests Puri Sadar JE on graft charges

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today arrested JE Amiya Kumar Panda in Sadar Block of Puri for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 7000 from a contractor for preparing bill of a construction work. The contractor Ranjit Lenka had been allotted construction work of an ‘akhada’ at Lokanath Road in Puri and Rs two lakh had been sanctioned […]

Baliapal IIC
IIC caught taking bribe in Balasore

Balasore: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Inspector-in-charge (IIC) Surendra Beuria of Baliapal police station in Balasore district for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. According to sources the IIC  had demanded Rs 20,000 as bribe from a relative of one Ganesh Chandra Mohapatra, who is accused in a land dispute, for not arresting Ganesh. […]