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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Data Entry Operator in Vigilance Net : Balangir

A data entry operator working at  Development and Handicapped section in the office of the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) here was arrested by Vigilance sleuths for taking gratification of `10,000 to issue physically handicapped certificate to one Tapan Herna of Swadhinpara, Titlagarh on Monday. The bribe amount was also recovered from his office almirah.

The arrested Debraj Kumar Giri demanded the bribe to allow the Orthopeadician, Balangir to issue Physically Handicapped Certificate indicating his disability as more than 50 per cent.

Earlier, Herna was issued Physically Handicapped Certificate having 45 per cent disability which is to be renewed every five years. On February 28, Herna had applied online to the authorities for its renewal and was physically tested by the team of doctors on March 1 in the office of CDMO. 

Following the complaint of Herna, Vigilance sleuths laid a trap. On Monday Giri told Herna to keep the bribe money in an envelope and wait in front of the CDMO office. Later, Giri came out with a plastic bag and asked Herna to keep the money in the bag.

Thereafter, Giri went inside the office and kept the bag with the graft amount in his office almirah. At this time, the Vigilance officials arrived and seized the money. 

Source : The New Indian Express , 4th march 2014

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