Cuttack: September 09: As informed by office of the Director General of Police & Director, Vigilance, Odisha, on 08.09.2017, Nilakantha Prasad Patra, IIC and Debendra Prasad Nayak, Crime, Havildar, both of Sadar Police Station, Kendrapara were caught red handed by the Officers of Vigilance, Cuttack Division while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.5,000/- from Chinmay Kar, S/o. Satrughana Kar of village Bhagabanpur, PS/Dist. Kendrapara with an assurance not to arrest and forward him in Judicial Custody in connection with Kendrapara Sadar PS Case No. 284 dt.01.09.17 U/s 341/323/379/354/506 IPC, where he has been cited as an accused in the FIR.
The gist of the case is that basing on the report of Smt Priyambada Panda, W/o. Rakesh Panda of village Konsora, Kendrapara Sadar PS case No. 284 dt. 01.09.17 U/s 341/323/379/354/506 IPC was registered against Chinmaya Kar(Complt. of Cuttack Vigilance PS case No. 46/17) and investigated into by Sri Nilakantha Prasad Patra, IIC, Kendrapara PS. During course of investigation, when Kar came to know that, he would be arrested and forwarded in custody, he requested Sri Patra, IIC not to arrest and forward him in custody. On this, Sri Patra demanded Rs.10,000/- from him with an assurance not to arrest/forward him. Accordingly, Kar paid a sum of Rs.5,000/- to Patra, but again the later demanded for payment of rest amount i.e. Rs.5,000/-. Finding no other option, he reported the matter to SP Vigilance Cuttack for taking legal action.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on 08.09.17 at about 12.25 PM, Patra, IIC was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe money of Rs.5,000/- from the Complt. through Crime Havildar Sri Nayak of Kendrapara Sadar PS. The bribe money has been recovered from the possession of Havildar Nayak and seized. Both the accused persons Patra, IIC and Sri Nayak, Crime Havildar of Sadar PS, Kendrapara have been arrested. The residential Govt. quarter of Sri Patra at Kendrapara, Sadara PS campus and residential house of Nayak, Crime Havildar at village Arada, PS. Pattamundai, Dist. Kendrapara are under search.
In this connection, Cuttack Vigilance P.S. case No.46 dt.07.09.2017 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered and under investigation.