CTO & GST officer held while accepting bribe

Puri: Odisha Vigilance on Thursday apprehended Manas Ranjan Behera, CTO & GST officer, Enforcement Unit, Puri for demanding and accepting bribe.

Vigilance caught him red-handed while receiving a bribe amount of Rs 30,000 from the owner of a vehicle to release his detained vehicle.

As per provisions of government, the complainant had already paid GST penalty amount Rs.79, 200 on 19.3.2024. Yet, accused Behera did not release his detained vehicle and  demanded bribe of Rs. 30,000. 

Later, the complainant narrated his harassment before the Vigilance Authority. Accordingly, the vigilance officials nabbed Behera while accepting bribe Rs.30, 000 from complainant. The entire bribe amount of Rs. 30,000 has been recovered from the exclusive possession of Behera and seized.