Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 5:
A special Vigilance court in the Odisha Capital today granted bail to the inspector in charge (IIC) of Dhauli police station Debi Prasad Dash in connection to a bribery case.
The IIC was nabbed red-handed by Vigilance officials on May 22 while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a person staying in Lingipur area to drop a case registered against him.
Rakesh Das of Sasan Damodarpur village in Puri district, at present staying at Lingipur here, had informed the Vigilance officials that the IIC had demanded Rs 20,000 from him to drop the case being registered against him and save him from arrest.
“On April 16 this year, the IIC of Dhauli police station, knowing very well that the case lodged by one of my neighbours was false, called me and asked me to give Rs 20,000 as bribe to him to stop the case from going further and to avoid arrest. The IIC also asked me to deposit the money in two instalment- depositing Rs 10,000 on May 22 and the rest the next day,” Rakesh had alleged.
After his arrest, a local court here had rejected the bail plea of the IIC and had sent him to the Jharpada jail here.
Later the IIC was suspended by the commissionerate police for taking bribe.
The Vigilance team had also raided the residence of the IIC located in Pokhariput area the same day.