M.O CAUGHT BY VIGILANCE

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MEDICAL OFFICER CAUGHT BY VIGILANCE ON GRAFT CHARGE.  

 

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Berhampur,19/11/17:Today i.e on 19.11.2017, Sri B.Gopal Chandra Rao, Medical officer, CHC, Buguda, Dist. Ganjam was caught red handed by the officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division, while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.1,500/- from  Sri Niranjan Gouda, Ghodapada, PS. Buguda, Dist. Ganjam for re-operation of his left side Hernia, which had been operated by him earlier. 

 

The gist of the case is that the complainant Sri Gouda is a poor cowherd. About one year back, Dr. Rao had operated the left side Hernia of Sri Gouda in Buguda CHC. At that time, Dr. Rao had allegedly taken Rs.3,000/- from him as bribe. When the complainant suffered problem in his left side Hernia, he met the accused Dr. Rao on 11.11.2017, who demanded Rs.3,000/- for re-operation and fixed the date of operation to 19.11.2017 inside the O.T. of Buguda CHC. He also took Rs.200/- as advance.  On 16.11.2017, the complainant again met the accused and requested him to reduce the amount demanded by him. After negotiation, Dr. Rao reduced the demanded amount to Rs.1,500/-. He also advised the complainant for some Pathological tests prior to the operation.

 

Accordingly, a trap was laid on 19.11.2017 at about 07.30 AM. The Complainant Sri Gouda met the accused Dr. Rao and as per his (accused) demand, he (Complainant) handed over Rs.1,500/- to Dr. Rao to conduct the operation inside the Medical O.T. Dr. Rao received the amount in his right hand and kept the same in his table drawer, from where the same has been seized. Right hand wash of the accused Dr. Rao gave positive chemical reaction confirming handling and acceptance of bribe money by him. The prescription prescribed by Dr. Rao, Pathology report of the complainant and personal diary of Dr. Rao containing taking of Rs.200/- as advance and name of the complainant with date etc. have been seized. 

 

Following the trap, the residential Govt. quarter of Dr. Rao at CHC, Buguda, Flat at Nandighosh Enclave, Berhampur and relative’s house at Vizag and two buildings at Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) of accused Dr. B.Rao were searched. During search, assets worth of Rs.1,79,66,626/- have been traced out in the name of Dr. Rao and his family members, which include Bank deposits of Rs.1,01,50,936/-, investment in Insurance companies of Rs.21,00,000/-, hard cash of Rs.4,89,080/-, three buildings (one at Berhampur and two at Vizag), one Maruti Swift Desire car etc. The accused has been arrested and forwarded in custody.n this connection, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. case No.52 dt.18.11.2017 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered and is under investigation. 


ASSETS

 

 

Household plot at Vizag (AP)

Rs.

44,000/-

 

Cost of Flat No.B-314 at Nandighosh Enclave, Berhampur in the name of accused Dr. Rao

Rs.

15,00,000/-

 

Cost of two buildings at Vizag (AP) in the name of wife of SO as per sale deed

Rs.

20,30,000/-

 

Household articles

Rs.

6,60,110/-

 

Investments in Insurance Companies (LIC, IDBI, ICICI)

Rs.

21,00,000/-

 

Bank / postal deposit at SBI, Andhra Bank, Indian Bank, IDBI, ICICI and Vizag Cooperative Bank (AP)

Rs.

1,01,50,936/-

 

Approximate cost of gold ornaments. (98.6 gms)

Rs.

2,34,500/-

 

Approximate cost of silver ornaments. (200 gms)

Rs.

8,000/-

 

Cost of one Maruti Swift Desire Car bearing Regd. No. OD 32A 2888 in the name of SO

Rs.

7,00,000/-

 

Cost of one Honda Active Motor Cycle in his name wife of SO

Rs.

50,000/-

 

Hard Cash

Rs.

4,89,080/-

 

Total

Rs.

1,79,66,626/-

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