Woman officer lands in Odisha Vigilance dragnet

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today arrested a woman officer while accepting a bribe of Rs 50, 000 from a member of a Self Help Group (SHG) for passing bills amounting to over Rs 5 lakh.

As per Vigilance sources, Kabita Chhotray, Child Development Project Officer (Bhubaneswar Rural) Chhotray had demanded Rs 50, 000 from Banabasini Mallik from Jayapur village under Dhauli police limits for passing of Chhatua bills of Rs 5, 60, 706.

Mallik filed a complaint with SP (Vigilance), Bhubaneswar following which a trap was laid today to apprehend her red-handed. She was arrested and forwarded to court today.

In a related development, an Assistant Fire Officer Prafulla Kumar Biswal posted at Bargarh was arrested by anti-corruption wing sleuths while accepting a bribe of Rs 28, 000.

Biswal had sought illegal gratification from Dillip Kumar Sethi for submission of site inspection report along with NOC in order to setting up of a LPG godown at Ghasian in Bolangir district.

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