Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Friday apprehended the Section Officer of Belpada Tahasil in Balangir district while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000.
As per a complaint, the accused identified as Jugal Kishore Rout had demanded the said amount from the complainant for processing a file before the Court of Tahasildar, Belpada and to pass favorable order in favour of the person relating to a land dispute.
Based on the complaint, the Vigilance had laid a trap and caught Rout with the bribe money. The entire bribe amount was recovered from Rout.
Following the trap, simultaneous searches are going on at two locations of Rout from disproportionate assets angle.