Sambalpur: A lady forest guard in Sambalpur district was caught red-handed by the vigilance sleuths while accepting bribe on Tuesday.
The forest guard has been identified as Madhusmita Mohapatra, who is also member Secy. Beherani Basa VSS (Vana Surakhya Samity) under Forest Range Sambalpur Sadar at Jujumara in Sambalpur district.
Mohapatra was caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance Sambalpur Division while she was demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.36000 from complainant Parsuram Mirdha, Treasurer of the VSS for passing of bills, vouchers, muster rolls, etc. in connection with construction of VSS building and execution of plantation works in Beherani Basa by the members of the VSS under OFSDP Scheme.
The bribe money has been recovered and seized. The office room of the accused and her rented house at Sambalpur are being searched, sources said.