Superintendent of Bhanjanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH) in Ganjam district Dr Pitambar Dash was caught red-handed by Vigilance officials while he was accepting bribe from relatives of a patient on Thursday morning.
Dr Dash had reportedly demanded Rs 5000 from one Bhanumati Barik for conducting a hernia operation of her husband at the hospital. With no option left, the woman brought the matter to the notice of the Vigilance authorities.
Acting on the complaint, the Vigilance police laid a trap and nabbed Dash while he was accepting the bribe and seized the money from his possession.
In a separate incident, Panchayat Extension Officer (PEO) of Khariput under Belaguntha block in Ganjam district Panchanan Pradhan was also held for taking bribe on Thursday.
Pradhan had reportedly demanded Rs 5,000 from one Prabhat Bhuyan for submitting a verification report to
release instalment money in favour of his mother, who has been allotted a house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
The Vigilance police laid a trap and caught the PEO red-handed while he was accepting the bribe.