ICDS supervisor arrested in Odisha

4 Dec 2018

A woman supervisor of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Odisha's Kalahandi district has been arrested by anti-graft vigilance personnel for allegedly accepting bribe to countersign a cheque. Basanti Nayak of ICDS, Karlamunda, had allegedly demanded Rs 3,500 from an Anganwadi worker of Paria to countersign a cheque of Rs 37,549 for supplying food items to pregnant women and newborns, a vigilance release said. Accordingly, a trap was laid Monday and Nayak was caught red-handed by vigilance officers while accepting the bribe from the complainant, it said. The bribe money was recovered from the accused and seized in the presence of witnesses. A search was conducted at her residence at Bhawanipatna town, the release added. (PTI)