Deogaon additional Tehsildar caught taking bribe

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Bolangir: Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested Deogaon additional Tehsildar for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a sand contractor.

The accused officer has been identified as Rajendra Choudhry, currently posted at Deogaon Tehsil Office in Bolangir district.

According to sources, the accused had demanded Rs 20,000 from a sand contractor Biren Dalei to issue Transit Pass Books (Y-Form) for transportation of sand from the Government lease source, as the latter is a leaseholder of Deogaon Tahasil vide Sairat Case No.5/2015-16.Following this, Dalai informed the Vigilance department.

Acting on the complaint, the anti-corruption wing today caught the government official red-handed while accepting the gratification from the complainant at his office room at around 12.15 PM. Besides, officials also conducted simultaneous raids at his office and residence.

A case was registered against the accused officer and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bolangir.

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