Special Public Prosecutor arrested by Vigilance for accepting bribe

Bhubaneswar: A Special Public Prosecutor of Special Vigilance Court, Bhawanipatna was arrested by the Vigilance for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe from a suspended assistant sub-inspector (ASI) to help him in a case.

Ashutosh Mishra was caught while he was accepting a bribe from the suspended ASI to hush up a case in the vigilance court on Saturday. The ASI was earlier arrested by the anti-graft agency in a bribery case.

The bribe amount has been recovered and seized from the accused lawyer.

The residence of the accused at Radhakrishna Nagar in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district was searched on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, Vigilance sources said.

As per information, former ASI of Mahulapatna police outpost Malay Kumar Rana had been arrested by the Vigilance in a corruption case and was suspended later.

Mishra had allegedly demanded the bribe from Rana in order to help the later who was charge-sheeted in a vigilance case.