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Electrical SDO arrested by vigilance on graft charge

Electrical SDO arrested by vigilance on graft charge

Cuttack ,24th June 2017 (By Debabrat Mohanty) On 24.06.2017, Sri Tusharkanta Swain, SDO, Electrical Enzen, Chhendipada, Angul was caught red handed by the Officers of Vigilance, Cuttack Division, while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.5,000/- from Sri Suryakanta Pradhan, S/o Sri Prakash Chandra Pradhan of Khamara, P.S-Chhendipada, Angul to reduce the amount of electricity charges from Rs.36,00/- to Rs. 16,000/-.The gist of the case is that Sri Prakash Chandra Pradhan (father of Compltt.) is having electric connection vide consumer No. 01341319. On 07.06.2017, the   M.R.T J.E and his staff checked the electric fittings of the house of the complaint and reported to the S.D.O Enzen, Chhendipada regarding utilization of 2.410 K.W. P.V.R. and also issued notice to his father for payment of Rs.36,000/- towards electric charges. The complt.  Sri Pradhan requested the accused Sri Swain to reduce the electric charges, who demanded Rs. 5000/- as bribe from him with an assurance to reduce the amount to Rs. 16000/-. Finding no other option, the complainant reported the matter to S.P. Vigilance, Cuttack Division. Accordingly, a trap was laid and the accused Sri Swain was caught red handed today i.e. 24.06.2017 at about 12.55 P.M in his office room. After receiving the tainted bribe money in his right hand, he kept the same on his working table and covered it by a file. The right hand wash of accused and his table wash gave positive chemical reaction. The tainted bribe money has been recovered and seized.   In this connection, Cuttack Vigilance P.S. case No.37 dt.23.06.2017 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered.

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