Odisha: Senior cop held taking Rs 20,000 bribe

Nabarangpur: The Additional Inspector In-charge (IIC) of Umerkote police station, Limaraj Pradhan, was caught red-handed by Vigilance officials for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 20,000.

As per the complaint, the senior cop had demanded the bribe from a person to not take any action against him in a family dispute case. After the complainant informed the Vigilance about the matter, the anti-graft wing laid a trap and caught Limaraj  red-handed. Later, the bribe money was recovered from his possession.

A case has been registered at Koraput Vigilance police station under Section 7 PC (Amendment)Act-2018, in this connection. Further investigation us underway.

“The accused asked the complainant to come to Umerkot police station after 10 pm. However, he came outside to a lonely place to collect the bribe to avoid the CCTV cameras. Seeing a Vigilance team after collecting the money, the cop fled to an adjacent bushy area. He was chased and later apprehended,” said Vigilance sources.

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