Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance today arrested Assistant Civil Supplies Officer (ACSO), Khordha, Bishnu Charan Parida while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the authorised representative of a rice mill (complainant) to facilitate the rice mill business and operation.
The entire bribe amount of Rs 50,000 has been recovered from Parida’s possession and seized by a team of the Odisha Vigilance, said an official press note.
Following the trap, officials of the anti-graft agency have launched a house search at Parida’s official quarter at 2RB/3, Road-5, Bhoinagar, Bhubaneswar from disproportionate assets (DA) angle.
In this connection, Vigilance has registered a case against Parida under section 7 of the PC Amendment Act of 2018.
A further investigation against Parida is underway, the press note said.