Odisha Vigilance arrests police IIC, ASI over bribery charges

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Baripada: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday arrested an Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in Mayurbhanj district on charges of bribe.

Kaptipada police IIC Brajabandhu Nayak and ASI Rabi Narayan Suar were arrested by the Vigilance sleuths of Baripada division while taking bribe of Rs 20,000 from one Tapan Barik of Kaptipada village.

According to reports, there was a fight between two groups in Kaptipada village over some issues on September 29, following which a group of 16 villagers had applied for bail in High Court.

The High Court after granting bail to the applicants had sent the bail order to the Kaptipada police station. However, the Kaptipada police station IIC and ASI had demanded Rs 20,000 from the villagers to give the bail order.

Annoyed over the demand of the police officials, the villagers informed the anti-corruption team which laid a trap and arrested the accused red-handed while accepting the bribe.

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