Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (PTI) Headmistress of a government school in Odisha’s Bhadrak district was arrested by anti-graft vigilance wing for allegedly taking Rs 8,200 bribe from a tailor to expedite payment towards making of school uniform. Also Read - Odisha Assembly Election 2019 Results: Bhandaripokhari, Bhadrak, Basudevpur, Dhamnagar, Chandabali, Binjharpur Winners List
Acting on a complaint, vigilance personnel laid a trap and caught Anita Pradhan, headmistress of Charigharia Project UP School in Bhadrak district red handed while accepting illegal gratification of Rs 8,200 yesterday, a vigilance release said. Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Vote Counting Updates From Odisha: BJP Set to Win Bargarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur While BJD Bags Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Balasore
Pradhan had demanded the amount from Meerarani Bidanta, to pass the bill and for issuance of cheque for payment of Rs 26,800 towards making charges of 134 pairs of school uniform, it said. Also Read - Odisha Polls: Estimated 35 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM
The headmistress was caught red handed by the vigilance officers while demanding and accepting the bribe money from the complainant, it added.
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