Vigilance Inspector Detained For Accepting Bribe Of Rs.10 Lakh

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Vigilance Inspector Detained For Accepting Bribe Of Rs.10 Lakh
Vigilance Inspector Detained For Accepting Bribe Of Rs.10 Lakh

Vigilance Inspector Detained For Accepting Bribe Of Rs.10 Lakh

Bhubaneswar: May 14: Odisha Vigilance Directorate detained one Vigilance Inspector Manasi Jena and her associate Mukesh Sahoo for demanding and accepting bribes from a government officer.

On Friday, Manasi Jena, Inspector of Police, Vigilance, Sambalpur Division has been trapped by the Internal Vigilance Unit of Odisha Vigilance for demand and acceptance of undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.10 lakhs through her associate Mukesh Sahoo of Bargarh from a complainant (Government official) for closing a petition against the complainant, which Smt. Jena was enquiring.

As alleged, vigilance Inspector Manasi Jena tried to extort money from him by threatening to frame him in corruption charges. For which, she demanded Rs.10 lakhs from a government officer.

Based on the above complaint, a trap was laid on May 13,  wherein accused Smt. Manasi Jena, Inspector of Police, Vigilance, Sambalpur Division, and her associate (private person) Sri Mukesh Sahoo were caught by the team of Odisha Vigilance while demanding and accepting undue advantage (bribe) of Rs.10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakh) from the complainant.  Sahoo received the bribe money as per the direction of Smt. Jena from the complainant.

The entire bribe money was recovered from the possession of Sahoo and seized in presence of witnesses.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched at 4 locations of Smt. Jena, Vigilance Inspector at Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Bhubaneswar, and the residential house of  Sahoo at Bargarh.

In this connection, Shri Y.K. Jethwa, IPS, Director, Vigilance stated that;

“We have activated the Internal Vigilance Unit which is operating within the Cell Division of Vigilance Directorate. It is exclusively focused on keeping a watch on activities of Vigilance Officials. We are committed to take strong action against anyone indulging in corrupt practices.”

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