Vigilance arrests Accounts Officer on graft charge

Cuttack:  Vigilance sleuths arrested Dillip Kumar Shaw, the divisional accounts officer at the Jharsuguda Executive Engineer Office for demanding and accepting Rs 13, 000 bribe from a contractor.

He was caught red handed by the anti-graft body officials while taking the bribe from a ‘C’ class civil contractor identified as Giridhari Sahoo for passing the running bill in connection with two ongoing works on Friday.

According to sources, the accused had demanded amount of Rs 13,000 towards the clearance of bills. Finding no other way the complainant reported the matter before the Vigilance SP of Sambalpur Division.

Accordingly a trap was laid and Shaw was caught red-handed by vigilance officials while accepting bribe.

His office chamber and rented house at Jharsuguda are being searched. Shaw was booked under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered and is under investigation.

Shaw was remanded to judicial custody till April 26.



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