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REVENUE INSPECTOR ARRESTED BY VIGILANCE ON GRAFT CHARGE.

Bhubaneswar ,29th November 2017 (By Abdul Sattar Khan) On 29.11.2017, Sri Gajendra Digal, Revenue Inspector, Baghipada Revenue Circle, Boudh has been caught red handed by the Officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division, while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant Sri Sudarsan Mallick of Sanabasana, Boudh to submit enquiry report in favour of the complainant in order to facilitate receipt of  the RoR (land patta) in respect of the land, which is in his possession for last 30 years.Accordingly, a trap was laid on 29.11.2017 at about 12.15 P.M. The accused Sri Digal was caught red handed in front of his office, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant Sri Mallick.  Today at about 12.00 noon, the complainant met the accused Sri Digal, who enquired from him about the bribe money and when the complainant replied in affirmative, the accused demanded the amount and directed him to hand over the same. As per his direction, the complainant handed over the bribe money to Sri Digal, who received the amount in his right hand and kept the same in his right side wearing pant pocket, after counting the same. The bribe money has been seized from the possession of accused Sri Digal.  Both the hands wash as well as pant pocket wash of the accused Sri Digal gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe. His residential house at Butupalli, Boudh is being searched.  Accused Sri Digal has been arrested and will be forwarded to the court in custody. In this connection, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. case No.54 dt.28.11.2017 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered.

2)   GRAM ROJAGAR SEVAK (GRS) ARRESTED BY VIGILANCE ON GRAFT CHARGE.

On 29.11.2017, Smt. Sonali Kumari Sahu, Gram Rojagar Sevak, Gocha Gram Panchayat under Sorada Block, Ganjam has been caught red handed by the Officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division, while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.1,500/- from the complainant Sri Bideshi Nayak, village Jatrama,  Dist. Ganjam to process the Muster Roll  online and thereby enabling the complainant to receive the bonus amount of Rs.8,178/-.The gist of the case is that the complainant Sri Nayak hails from a poor family having a Job Card and was allotted with a house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana 2016-17 for Rs.1,30,000/-. As per the guidelines, on completion of the required house, he is also entitled to get additional benefit of Rs.16,530/- as bonus towards 95 men days @ 174 per day. Accordingly, the complainant constructed the house and had received the entire amount i.e Rs.1,30,000/-.  It is the duty of Smt. Sahu, accused GRS to upload the Muster Roll in the system, after which, the bonus payment is usually made.  But, the accused Smt. Sahu demanded Rs.2,000/- from the complainant to upload the Muster Roll  online and after receiving Rs.500/- from the complainant, she had uploaded the Muster Roll and the complainant had received Rs.8,352/- towards bonus amount. The complainant was further supposed to get the rest bonus amount of Rs.8,178/- and when he (complainant) requested the accused to take steps to release the rest amount, the accused again demanded Rs.1,500/- to upload the Muster Roll in the system.  Finding no other option, he reported the matter to S.P, Vigilance, Berhampur Division for initiation of action.Accordingly, a trap was laid on 29.11.2017 at about 09.15 A.M. The accused Smt. Sahu was caught red handed in her residence, while demanding and accepting bribe Rs.1,500/- from the complainant. Today at about 09.00 A.M, the complainant met the accused Smt. Sahu in her house, who enquired from him about the bribe money and when the complainant replied in affirmative, the accused directed him to hand over the same.  Accordingly, the complainant handed over the bribe money to the accused Smt. Sahu, who received in her right hand.  While she was counting the bribe money, she noticed the presence of Vigilance officials and apprehending trouble, she threw the same. The bribe money along with relevant documents has been recovered and seized. Both the hands wash of Smt. Sahu gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe money.  Her residential house at Sorada is being searched. Accused Smt. Sahu has been arrested and will be forwarded to the court in custody.  In this connection, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. case No.53 dt.28.11.2017 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered.

3)      Ex-A.S.I OF POLICE CONVICTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

                   Today i.e. on 29.11.2017, the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Vigilance Balasore convicted Sri Damodar Mohapatra, Ex-ASI of Police, Baliapal P.S, Balasore (Retd.) and sentenced him to undergo R.I for 02 years, pay fine of Rs.20,000/-, in default, to undergo R.I for 03 months for the offence U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) P.C.Act, 1988.  The Hon’ble Special Judge further ordered that the disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.2,31,040/- stands confiscated to the State. The case was charge sheeted against Sri Damodar Mohapatra, Ex-ASI of Police, Baliapal P.S, Dist. Balasore for possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.3,67,667/- beyond his known sources of income. Sri K.Pattnaik, Ex-DSP, Vigilance, Balasore Division investigated into the case and Sk. Haziruddin, Special P.P. Vigilance Court, Balasore presented the case on behalf of prosecution.

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