Padampur,17/2: In a major development, Dinabandhu Panda, Tax Collector at N.A.C., Padampur, Dist- Bargarh has been apprehended by Odisha Vigilance while demanding and accepting bribe Rs.25,000/- (Rupees. Twenty five thousand ) from complainant for transfer of holding number and reduction of annual holding tax in respect of purchased building in the name of the Complainant. The entire bribe money has been recovered from Sri Panda and seized.
Following trap, simultaneous house searches have been launched on properties of Sri Panda at 2 places in Bargarh district.
In this connection, Sambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.05 dt.16.02.2022 U/s 7 P.C. (Amendment) Act,2018 has been registered. Investigation in progress against Sri Panda. Detailed report follows.