Odisha Vigilance arrests 2 Excise Officials while accepting Rs.1.5 lakh bribe

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Vigilance arrested In-charge Superintendent of Excise, Deogarh and ASI of Excise, Barkote of Deogarh District while accepting Rs.1.5 lakh bribe.

As per the Press Release of Vigilance Directorate, Ajit Kumar Mohapatra, In-charge Superintendent of Excise, Deogarh has been apprehended by Odisha Vigilance for demanding and accepting undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.1.5 Lakh (Rupees One Lakh Fifty Thousand) from a complainant (licensed Foreign Liquor vendor) through Mathura Mohan Pradhan, ASI of Excise, Barkote, of Deogarh District to facilitate him in his business. He had demanded Rs. 3 Lakh from the complainant to be paid in 2 installments.

Based on the complaint, a trap was laid on Wednesday wherein the accused Ajit Kumar Mohapatra, I/c Supdt. of Excise was caught by the team of Odisha Vigilance while demanding and accepting undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.1.5 Lakh (Rupees One Lakh Fifty Thousand) from complainant.

The bribe money was recovered from the possession of Mohapatra and seized in presence of witnesses. Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the residential house of Mohapatra at Berhampur and his rented house at Deogarh town as well as residential house of  Mathura Mohan Pradhan at Purunapani, Dist-Deogarh.

Both the accused persons have been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.

In this connection, Rourkela Vigilance P.S. Case No.9 dated 28.09.2021 U/s 7 Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered and is under investigation.

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