SI held for accepting bribe

25 Mar 2018

A police sub-inspector was arrested for allegedly accepting Rs 20,000 bribe from the proprietor of a company for registering an FIR in a theft case, vigilance officials said. Sub-Inspector Benudhara Ray, in-charge of Kausalyaganga police outpost near Pipili in Puri district, was caught red-handed by vigilance officers while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 20,000 from Bijaya Kumar Sadangi on Saturday, vigilance sources said. Sadangi, whose agency had engaged security staff at a private engineering collage at Uttara, had on February 16 given a report to Ray relating to theft of electrical angle and wires from the engineering college campus, they said. Though Ray had received the report, he did not take any initiative to register a case and demanded Rs 20,000 for registration of the FIR. Finding no other option, the complainant reported the matter to the SP, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar. Accordingly, a trap was laid on Saturday and Ray was caught by the vigilance officers in the outpost, His rented house at Nirakarpur and residential quarter at Uttara Chhak were searched. (PTI)