Three cops suspended for graft; IIC shifted

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Three cops suspended for graft; IIC shifted

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | PNS | SAMBALPUR

Three police personnel of the Jujumura police station in Sambalpur district were suspended and the Inspector-in-Charge was transferred on the charge of taking bribe of Rs 20,000 on Monday.

The suspended policemen are Haviladar Biranchi Behera, Driver Jagannath Jena and Constable Prashant Pradhan.

Besides, Jujumura police station IIC Lokanath Sahoo was transferred to the district headquarters.

According to reports, the suspended cops took Rs 20,000 as bribe from one Dileswara Dutiachand of Bagadafa village under the police station to withdraw a case of timber smuggling.

A video of the illegal deal through a betel shop owner went viral over the internet.

Acting on the allegations and the video, Sambalpur SP Kanwar Vishal Singh ordered a probe. A committee led by Additional SP PK Mohapatra conducted investigation, following which action was taken against the accused.

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