CBI arrests clerk accepting Rs 10, 000 bribe from Odisha contractor

Reported by Malay Ray
Rourkela, August 19:

An Upper Division (UD) clerk at the office of the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC), Rourkela office came under CBI net while accepting a bribe Rs. 10,000/ from a local contractor, for issuing a labour license, here on Wednesday. He has been arrested and would be forwarded to CBI court, Bhubaneswar, on Thursday.

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Sources said contractors working in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) need to submit a labour license from the Regional Labor Commissioner’s office for executing any job inside the plant. Accordingly, a contractor, who had applied for renewal of his labour license, had met UDC  MR Bhusan and requested him to process his case. Bhusan reportedly demanded Rs. 10,000/ as his ‘normal charge’ for this job.

The contractor had informed the CBI office, following which a trap was laid. As soon as Bhusan received the money from the contractor on Wednesday, he was nabbed by CBI officials.

“We have arrested MR. Bhusan  red-handed  and recovered the cash from him,” said a CBI official here. “He would be forwarded to CBI court in Bhubaneswar on Thursday,” he added.


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