Naveen Patnaik announces four BJD candidates for Rajya Sabha elections

Naveen Patnaik announces four BJD candidates for Rajya Sabha elections

Bhubaneswar. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced four candidates from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. The BJD has announced the names of three new candidates - Sultan Dev, Manas Ranjan Mangraj, and Niranjan Bishi. Apart from this, Sasmit Patra has been nominated again. The announcement was made on the third anniversary of the fifth term of the Naveen Patnaik-led government in the state.

Three members of Rajya Sabha from Odisha- N. The tenure of Bhaskar Rao, Prasanna Acharya, and Sasmit Patra will end on July 1 while another seat has fallen vacant due to the resignation of BJD member Subhash Singh. Singh resigned from the Rajya Sabha membership after becoming the mayor of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation in March this year. Voting for the Rajya Sabha elections will be held on June 10 from 9 am to 4 pm. The counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5 pm.

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The assistant engineer was demanding a bribe of Rs 3 lakh, and the CBI caught

The assistant engineer was demanding a bribe of Rs 3 lakh, and the CBI caught

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an assistant engineer posted in the Najafgarh Zone of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (Delhi MCD) for demanding a bribe of Rs 3 lakh along with his associate. It is alleged that these people were demanding bribes from the complainant in exchange for putting up the roof of the house being built by him. The arrested accused was produced before the special CBI court in Delhi from where he has been sent on a 2-day CBI remand for interrogation.

According to CBI spokesperson RC Joshi, those arrested include Assistant Engineer MS Meena posted in Najafgarh Zone of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and his assistant Beldar Prakash. According to the CBI, the complainant had complained to the Anti-Corruption Branch that he was building his house in Najafgarh. During this, when he started putting the lens on his house, he was contacted by Beldar Prakash posted in the Najafgarh zone of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and told him that he would have to pay a bribe of Rs 3 lakh instead of inserting the lens. This bribe will be taken by Assistant Engineer Meena.

What are the charges against the arrested engineer?
It is also alleged that the complainant was threatened that if he did not pay the bribe amount, he would not be allowed to insert the lens and even if he did, it would be broken as illegal. On the basis of the complaint, the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation conducted a preliminary inquiry into the matter and after finding important facts during this investigation, a case was registered in this regard under criminal sections, after which the accused officers were recovering an installment of ₹ 1 lakh from the complainant. was arrested red-handed.

According to the CBI, immediately after the arrest, raids were conducted on their premises, from where many incriminating documents including some property documents have also been recovered. The work of assessing the recovered documents is going on. The accused was produced before the special CBI court in Delhi, from where he has been sent on CBI remand for two days' interrogation, the investigation of the case is going on.

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