Bolangir: Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested Deogaon additional Tehsildar for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a sand contractor.
The accused officer has been identified as Rajendra Choudhry, currently posted at Deogaon Tehsil Office in Bolangir district.
According to sources, the accused had demanded Rs 20,000 from a sand contractor Biren Dalei to issue Transit Pass Books (Y-Form) for transportation of sand from the Government lease source, as the latter is a leaseholder of Deogaon Tahasil vide Sairat Case No.5/2015-16.Following this, Dalai informed the Vigilance department.
Acting on the complaint, the anti-corruption wing today caught the government official red-handed while accepting the gratification from the complainant at his office room at around 12.15 PM. Besides, officials also conducted simultaneous raids at his office and residence.
A case was registered against the accused officer and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bolangir.