BDO, two others arrested in bribery cases

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (UNI) A Belpahara Block Development Officer and two others officials were arrested today in two different cases by the Vigilance sleuths for accepting bribe.

Dhurba Suna, in-charge BDO of Belpahar block, was caught red-handed while demanding illegal gratification of Rs 4,000 from one Bholeswar Meher, a civil contractor, for passing the bill of a road work being executed by him under the Western Orissa Development Council Scheme.

In another case, Sundargarh Land Development Bank Secretary Sricharan Sen and Field Officer Debananda Saha were also arrested by the Vigilance sleuths for accepting bribe from a person for processing the proposal for waiving of outstanding agriculture loan.

The Vigilance sources said a trap was laid in the premises of the of Land Development Bank by the Vigilance sleuths from Sambalpur.

As per the direction of Bank Secretary Sen, the complaint, a lady, handed over the bribe money to Field Officer Saha.

The bribe money was recovered from the shirt pocket of the Field Officer and seized in the presence of witnesses. Both Sen and Saha were arrested.

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