Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday apprehended the Revenue Inspector (RI) of K. Barida R.I. Circle under Kodala Tahasil in Ganjam district while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000.
As per a complaint lodged with the vigilance, RI Debasish Majhi had demanded the said amount from the owner of a vehicle for the release of his tipper. The complainant had paid Rs 30,000 as a fine, however, the RI refused to release his tipper unless a further Rs 25,000 would be paid as a bribe.
Based on the complaint, the vigilance had laid a trap and caught Majhi with the bribe money. Following the trap, simultaneous searches are being launched in his residential quarter and other places.
Vigilance also apprehended the Revenue Inspector (RI) of Achutapur under Jankia police limits in Khurdha district while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8000 in order to prepare RoR of his parental property in his favour, as a legal heir.
The RI has been identified as Gauranga Sabara. Further investigation into the case is underway.