Bijaghati CRCC Caught Taking Bribe, Arrested

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance officials today arrested one Singhsethi Kissan Kumar, Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator (CRCC) of Bijaghati section serving in the office of the Block Education Officer (BEO), Narayanpatna in Koraput district for demanding and taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from an Assistant Teacher for updating service records and facilitating drawl of his promotional salary in his present posting under BEO, Boipariguda block.

Based on the Assistant Teacher’s complaint, Vigilance laid a trap on Tuesday wherein accused Kumar was caught red-handed by the anti-corruption agency’s team in a ‘Grahaka Seva Kendra’ at Narayanpatna while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 20,000, said an official press release of the Vigilance.

The bribe money was seized from accused Kumar’s possession in presence of witnesses.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched at the residence of Kumar and his office chamber at Narayanpatna, Koraput. Accused Kumar has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.

Vigilance has registered a case against Kumar under section 7 of the PC (Amendment) Act 2018 and is under investigation.