SSA Officer Held for Taking Bribe

Published: 14th April 2016 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

KEONJHAR: Technical consultant of Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan(SSA) in Harichandanpur block of Keonjhar district was caught red-handed by vigilance sleuths while taking a bribe  of Rs 15,000 from a headmaster on Wednesday.

Vigilance DSP Harekrishna Majhi said the consultant, Sudarshan Nayak, demanded the money to receive and approve a utilisation certificate (UC) received from the headmaster, Satrughna Pradhan, of Dhurudiamba Primary School of Harichandanpur block. In 2013-14, three toilets estimated at a cost of Rs 1.5 lakh each were  constructed in the school under the supervision of the headmaster. When Pradhan went to submit his UC, Nayak demanded Rs15,000. Pradhan informed Vigilance officials, who laid a trap and nabbed him. 

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