Vigilance arrests I&PR Staff in Odisha for taking bribe from Scribe

Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested the Section Officer of the Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department in Odisha.

According to reports, the officials of the anti-corruption team arrested the Section Officer identified as Durgaprasad Mohanty for allegedly receiving bribe of Rs 30,000 from one Uday Kumar Sahoo, the Editor of an Odia monthly news magazine.

Mohanty had demanded the bribe for empanelling the news magazine in advertising list of the department which releases government advertisements to media houses. Sahoo alerted the Vigilance officials awarethe matter following which a trap was laid and the official was caught red handed while taking the bribe.

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