District Public Health Officer apprehended by Odisha Vigilance

Bargarh: Acting on a tip-off, the Odisha Vigilance apprehended Bargarh District Public Health Officer on charges of bribery on Tuesday. The arrested District Public Health Officer has been identified as Chulabati Sahu.

The Vigilance sleuths arrested Chulabati Sahu while he was demanding and accepting a bribe Rs 5000 from a complainant for issuing a food safety licence in his favour for a new hotel to be opened by him. The entire bribe money has been recovered and seized from Sahu’s possessions.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on properties of the District Public Health Officer at 2 places in Bargarh district.

In this connection, Sambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.17 Dt.18.04.2022 u/s 7 P.C. (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered. An investigation is in progress against Sahu.

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