Bargarh: Assistant Agriculture Officer Arrested for Taking Bribe

Bargarh: Odisha Vigilance on Tuesday arrested the Assistant Agriculture Officer-cum-Fertilizer Inspector, Paikmal in Bargarh district for allegedly taking bribe from a fertilizer dealer.

The Assistant Agriculture Officer has been identified as Pranaya Kumar Mantry.

Mantry was apprehended by vigilance sleuths while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs1,50,000 from a fertilizer dealer threatening to cancel his fertilizer license otherwise.

Following trap, simultaneous searches have been launched at 3 locations of Mantry. Investigation is in progress, the vigilance said.

Comments are closed.