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CBI Arrests lT Official In Odisha For Taking Bribe

**Cuttack:** The CBI sleuths have arrested an Income Tax Officer red-handed on Monday while taking a bribe of Rs 40, 000. The arrested officer is identified as Niranjan Behera of Bhadrak.

According to a CBI official, two teams of the CBI simultaneously raided the officer’s residence at CDA Sector 6 in Cuttack city and Bhadrak office where many important files and some objectionable documents were seized. A cash amount of Rs 2 lakh along with many gold ornaments from his residence were also seized.

According to sources, Behera is designated at the Bhadrak Income Tax office. A person lodged a complaint with the CBI alleging that he was being harassed by the accused for about a month.

A trap was laid, and the accused officer was caught red-handed while taking the bribe amount from the victim.

The officer will be forwarded to the court on Tuesday.

The CBI is investigating into the matter.

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