Sambalpur, Jan 13: After a video footage showing police personnel taking bribe went viral in the district last week, the department has suspended three lower rankers and transferred an official.
The decision was taken following an investigation by the district superintendent of police (SP).
While Jujumura police station IIC Lokanath Sahoo has been transferred to district police headquarters, Havildar Biranchi Behera, driver Jagannath Jena and Constable Prashant Pradhan have been placed under suspension.
They were accused of taking bribe to facilitate illegal timber trading. The bribe taking moment was captured on camera lens and the video went viral on social media following which a probe was ordered.