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Odisha Administrative Service officer caught accepting bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Vigilance sleuths today arrested an Administrative Service (OAS) while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh.

The OAS officer, posted as tehsildar at Kaptipada in district, was caught red handed receiving the bribe from a local sand

It was alleged that the had demanded Rs 1.50 lakh from him to allow his three tractors transport sand for three months from Sono river, official sources said adding that he had demanded Rs 1 lakh in advance.

The lodged a complaint to the vigilance and the vigilance officials laid a trap.

The was caught red handed in his rented residential house at Udala town in the district, the sources said.

His house at Salagaon village in district, his rented house at Udala, office room at Kaptipada and the house of one of his relatives at Nalabanka are being searched, the sources said.

A case has been registered against the tehsildar.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:50 IST