Barkote Tahasil Official Caught Taking Bribe, Arrested

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance officials today arrested one Raj Kishore Kalo, head clerk in the Barkote tahasil office in Deogarh district while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a complainant to facilitate the issuance of RoR (Patta) in favour of the complainant.

Accused Kalo was apprehended by a team of vigilance officials at Bonai Chhak while he was demanding and accepting the bribe amount from the complainant, said an official press release.

The entire bribe money was recovered from Kalo’s possession and seized in presence of witnesses.

Right hand wash as well as pant pocket wash of Kalo gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the rented residential house of Kalo at Bonai Chhak and his office room at Tahasil office, Barkote.

Accused Kalo has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.

Vigilance has registered a case against Kalo under section 7 of the PC Amendment Act, 2018 and is under investigation.