Police inspector who took Rs 3K bribe axed

Crime Odisha

Cuttack: Four days after he was arrested by Vigilance sleuths for taking bribe, Gop police station Inspector in-charge (IIC) Soumyachit Mishra on Friday was suspended from the service.

Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Friday placed Mishra under suspension pending drawl of departmental proceeding against him.

Mishra was caught red-handed by Vigilance sleuths on Monday while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a complainant for initiating a criminal case against unknown persons.

During the period of suspension, Mishra will remain under the disciplinary control of Central Range IG, Cuttack.

“DGP has placed Soumyachit Mishra, ex-IIC Gop police station in Puri district under suspension with immediate effect pending drawl of departmental proceeding for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 3,000 from one Siba Prasad Jena of Narisasan village under Gop PS,” said a communiqué issued by State police headquarters.

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