Vigilance arrests District Medical Officer of Jharsuguda District Head Quarter Hospital


Jharsuguda : Vigilance sleuths officials on Tuesday arrested District Medical Officer Cum Superintendent of District Head Quarter Hospital on graft charges.

As reported, Dr. Usha Rani Dash, District Medical Officer cum Superintendent of District Head Quarter Hospital, Jharsuguda, on Tuesday was caught red handed by the vigilance officials, while accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from one Devananda Barik, Electrical Contractor of Jharsuguda.

Dash was allegedly taking bribe from the Complainant to pass a bill of Rs. 70,000 incurred in electrical repair of Air Conditioner and cooler and other electrical works done in the District Headquarters Hospital, Jharsuguda. This Bill was pending since May 2018.

“Accordingly, a trap was laid on 18.12.2018 at about 12.45 am. The accused Dr. Usha Rani Dash was caught red handed by the Vigilance officials, Jharsuguda Division inside her office chamber, while demanding and accepting bribe Rs 5,000 from the complainant Barik,” said Ravindra Pradhan, Additional S.P. Vigilance, Sambalpur.