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Advocate attached to Odisha vigilance court held for graft

The Vigilance Directorate (VD) of Odisha on Saturday arrested a public prosecutor attached to a vigilance court for taking bribe from a police officer to settle a vigilance case registered against the latter.

Advocate attached to Odisha vigilance court held for graft

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2021 4:00 AM GMT

BHUBANESWAR: The Vigilance Directorate (VD) of Odisha on Saturday arrested a public prosecutor attached to a vigilance court for taking bribe from a police officer to settle a vigilance case registered against the latter. The arrested person gas been identified as special public prosecutor Ashutosh Mishra, who was attached to the vigilance court of a special judge at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district, the VD said in a statement.

Mishra was caught red-handed by a vigilance sleuth of Cuttack division while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from ASI Malay Kumar Rana, who is now under suspension. The advocate had demanded the bribe to help Rana in a vigilance case against him, which is pending in the vigilance court in Bhawanipatna. (IANS)

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