Odisha Vigilance arrests VLW for taking bribe from PMAY beneficiary


Jajpur: A Village Level Worker (VLW) was arrested by Vigilance sleuths while accepting bribe of Rs 5000 from a PMAY beneficiary in Jajpur district.

The arrested VLW has been identified as Subash Chandra Samal, posted at Alakund Panchyat under Bijnharpur block.

According to Vigilance source, a poor woman, identified as Sumitra Bai of Balikiri Pada village under Alakund Panchyat was sanctioned a house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

An amount of Rs 20,000 was credited on her bank account for the same on March 9 this month.

However, the accused VLW demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 to the woman threatening failing to which the house under PMAY would be cancelled.

On the basis of Sumitra’s complaints, the vigilance sleuths headed by Jajpur Vigilance DSP Banamali Dhal laid a trap and caught the accused while he was accepting the bribe amount from the woman at Alkund market.

Later, the vigilance officials conducted a raid at the official residence of Samal.

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