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Forest Guard and Watcher in Vigilance Net

Jharsuguda : Vigilance Sleuths on Monday nabbed a Forest Guard and a Watcher working under the Bandhabhal Forest section while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000 for granting permission to cut trees.

Vigilance officials identified the Forest Guard and watcher as Jharna Sahu Forest Guard and Forest Watcher named Sanjay Barik.

As per Vigilance officials, Forest Guard Jharna Sahu and Forest Watcher Sanjay Barik were caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 15,000 from a complainant, Aravind Seth, a resident of Solpalli Village under Dalgaon Panchayat in Lakhanpur for granting permission for cutting trees for constructing a house in his land. The entire bribe amount of Rs. 15,000 has been recovered from them.

In this connection, a Case has been registered and both were arrested under the Prevention of Corruption. (Amendment) Act 2018.


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