Senior Clerk caught red-handed in Mayurbhanj

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Mayurbhanj: A senior clerk and Nazir of Kuliana tehsil here was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths while accepting a bribe of Rs 1500 on Thursday.

The accused, identified as Naba Kishore Das, was arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by one Saroj Kumar Pradhan of Chuliposhi area under Udala of the district.

According to the report, Pradhan had purchased 6 acres of land in Gangaraj area and wanted to change its ‘kissam’ from Sarada (2) to Gharabari as per the revenue records.

Following which, he had submitted an application in this regard. Although Pradhan had applied it three months ago, Das demanded him Rs 1500 to get his work done.

Based on the complaint, the anti-corruption officials laid a trap and caught the accused Nazir red-handed while accepting the gratification at his office yesterday.

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