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Block coordinator held for bribery in Odisha's Cuttack dist

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A has been arrested on charges of bribery by Odisha's anti- vigilance wing in district. Santosh Kumar had demanded Rs 5,000 for processing the papers of 14 beneficiaries of the Centre's "Swachha Bharat Abhiyan" scheme, a vigilance release said. One of the beneficiaries, Minaketan Tripathy, had lodged a complaint with the vigilance department, following which a trap was laid for at a coaching centre in Cuttack, it said. The officials arrested him as soon as he accepted the bribe, the release said, adding that the money has been seized from him. The officers have also carried out a search at Kar's residence at Khapuria labour colony in Nuapatna locality of Cuttack, it added.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:10 IST
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