Nabarangpur: Vigilance Sleuths Arrests Block Programme Assistant for Taking Bribe

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Birbal Satnami, Programme Assistant at the office of Block Social Security Officer, Umerkote Block, in Nabarangpur district for taking bribe from a complainant for processing his application and facilitating release of payment towards death benefit under National Family Benefit Scheme (Jatiya Paribar Mangal Yojona).
The entire bribe money of Rs 5000 has been recovered from the accused Satnami, the Vigilance said.

The complainant, a BPL card holder whose father was the sole earning member of the family, had expired on 11.11.2019. After knowing about the scheme, he applied in November 2022 for the monetary benefit of Rs 20,000 as entitled under the scheme.

Since then, the complainant was approaching the accused Satnami to get his work done but in vain. Finding no other way, the BPL card holder intimated to the Vigilance, and accordingly Satnami was nabbed by Vigilance officials while accepting the bribe amount.

Following the trap, simultaneous house searches are going on at two locations of Satnami from DA angle.

In this connection, a case has been registered at Koraput Vigilance P.S. Investigation is in progress against Satnami, the Vigilance stated.

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