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Odisha: Panchayat official caught taking bribe in Balasore

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Balasore: A Panchayat executive officer of Dahapada Panchayat in Balasore district was caught red-handed by Vigilance officials while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 2000 bribe from a person today.

Sources said the Panchayat official identified as Iswar Chandra Dash had demanded Rs 5000 bribe from one Madhusudan Das to recommend release of an incentive of Rs 10,000 under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in favour of the complainant.

Later, a trap was laid and the official was caught red-handed by the anti-corruption officials while he was accepting Rs 2,000 bribe from Madhusudan.

The Vigilance team later conducted a raid on Iswar’s house at Dahapada village. The accused will be produced before court soon, said an official.

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