Odisha: Agriculture official suspended for demanding bribe

Balangir: An agriculture official was suspended on charges of corruption here in the district today.

The authorities placed Subhendu Behera, Village Agriculture Worker (VAW) of Puintala Block, under suspension for allegedly demanding bribe.

Balangir Collector also ordered Puintala BDO for a probe into the matter.

The disciplinary action was taken after a video featuring the official demanding bribe went viral in media.

In the video, Behera was seen asking a farmer for bribe for financial aid provided by the government for the crop loss.

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