Jharsuguda: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday caught the accountant of Lakhanpur Block Education Office (BEO) red-handed while accepting Rs 6,000 bribe.
The accused has been identified as Arun Padhi. He is posted as an accountant in Lakhanpur Block Education Office.
According to sources, Padhi had demanded Rs 6000 to one Satyanarayan Behera for passing a bill. Later, Behera lodged a complaint with the Vigilance department in this connection.
Acting on the complaint, the vigilance officials today laid a trap and caught the officer red-handed while he was accepting the bribe from the complainant.
A case was registered against the accused officer under relevant Section of the IPC, sources added and added that search is conducted at his Belpahar residence.