Puri : Odisha DGP Dr RP Sharma on Friday suspended Gop police station inspector-in-charge Soumyachit Mishra for demanding and accepting illegal gratification from a person, official sources said.
On May 27, Mishra was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths for the same and forwarded him to the court.
According to reports Mishra had demanded Rs 3,000 in bribe from one Siba Prasad Jena of Nairasasan village in order to settle a case. Later, Jena filed a complaint with the vigilance department in this connection.
On the basis of complaints, the vigilance sleuths laid a trap and caught the accused official while he was accepting the bribe from Jena.
During the period of suspension, Mishra will remain under the disciplinary control of inspector-general of police, Central Range, in Cuttack.