Cong demands CID probe into alleged MLA bribe

Cong demanded a CID, Crime Branch inquiry after a local TV channel aired an audio tape of a BJD MLA allegedly accepting Rs 10,000 from a contractor.

Updated: May 29, 2012, 20:08 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition Congress in Odisha on Tuesday demanded a CID, Crime Branch inquiry after a local tv channel aired an audio tape of a BJD MLA allegedly accepting Rs 10,000 from a contractor.

Since it was a sensitive matter the chief minister must order a crime branch probe into the incident, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) general secretary Arya Kumar Gyanendra said in a statement here.
The Congress leader also demanded arrest of the MLA from Cuttack district for allegedly accepting bribe for allotment of work under the MLA LAD fund.

The MLA claimed that the voice on the audio tape was not his.
"Some of my my political rivals might have planted the story," the MLA told the television channel.

PTI