Crime

Rajnagar BEO held for taking bribe

Kendrapara: Rajnagar Block Education Officer (BEO) Anant Charan Behera was arrested by Vigilance while taking bribe of Rs 2,000 from a retired school teacher to facilitate withdrawal of EPF withdrawal in Pattamundai.

Behera was caught red handed by the anti-graft body sleuths while he was accepting the bribe.

Sources said the victim teacher was appealing to the BEO to ensure early withdrawal of his EPF amount. But the BEO demanded bribe and later agreed to take Rs 2,000 for the purpose.

Finding no alternative, the teacher lodged a complaint at the Vigilance.

Accordingly, a trap was laid today and the BEO was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2,000 from the complainant.

Sources said her office room and residential house are being searched.

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