Kalahandi: The Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Monday nabbed Rampur block Soil Conservation Overseer red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 35,000.
The accused has been identified as Dhanujaya Dhoba and the entire amount has been recovered from his possession.
Vigilance officials said Dhanujaya had demanded Rs 35,000 from the complainant to process the documents related to the release of has as well as other MGNREGA beneficiaries’ payments for digging a staggered trench.
Acting on the complaint, a Vigilance team laid a trap and nabbed Dhoba red-handed while accepting the bribe.
Subsequently, the Vigilance sleuths launched simultaneous searches at two locations related to Dhoba in connection with possibly amassing disproportionate assets (DA).
The Koraput Vigilance P.S. has registered a case (No.06 dated 29.01.2023 U/s 7 P.C Amendment Act, 2018) in this connection and further investigation is in progress.
Earlier, the accused Soil Conservation Overseer was also involved in a DA case vide Koraput Vigilance P.S case No. 75/2018.