Jatni Municipality executive officer caught taking bribe

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Khurda: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested a Jatni Municipality executive officer in Khurda district on charges of demanding and receiving gratification from an elderly person.

The accused, Executive Officer, has been identified as Lalita Kapoor. As per sources, she had demanded a bribe of Rs 5000 from a person in order to release his pension money.

Acting on the complaint filed by the retired employee, the Vigilance department laid a trap and caught Kapoor red-handed while receiving the graft.

The money was recovered from the accused and a case has been registered against her, officials said. While Kapoor is in police custody, she will soon be forwarded to the court.

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