Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Angul, Feb 13:

An ASI of Police was arrested today on charges of accepting bribe from a person to release his cell phone.

A person identified as Abinash Nath from Tangir village under Chhendipada police station limits in Angul district had registered a complaint with Vigilance against Chittaranjan Sahoo, ASI of Police posted at Industrial police station at Nisha in Angul.

Based on the complaint, a trap was laid this evening and the accused was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe in front of the main gate of Jindal Steel Plant here. The accused was accepting Rs 15, 000 from the complainant to release his cell phone.

The bribe money was recovered from his possession. His right hand wash as well as pant pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe. The accused has been arrested and will be forwarded to court tomorrow, Vigilance sources said.

On the other hand, Sahoo’s house at Buxibazar in Cuttack and residential quarters at Angul were searched. A sum of Rs 1, 81, 980 was recovered from his Angul residence during the search.

The house searches were on till the filing of this report.