Angul, Mar 4: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Angul District Welfare Officer (DWO) Charulata Mallik on the charge of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 49,000 from a Cook-cum-Attendant to release his three months’ pending salaries.
According to information, Vigilance officers had laid a trap to nab the DWO on the complaint of the Cook-cum-Attendant. Mallik was caught red-handed by Vigilance officers while she was taking the demanded money from the complainant.
The Cook-Cum-Attendant’s salary was held up for three months. Despite repeated approaches the DWO didn’t release salaries and, finally, demanded gratification for the purpose. With no option left, the Cook-cum-Attendant approached the Vigilance and placed a complaint against her.