Crime

BDO trapped in vigilance net for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

Sundergarh: A Block Development Officer (BDO) was arrested by vigilance sleuths while receiving bribe of Rs 1 lakh at Bisra in Sundergarh district today.

The anti graft officials also raided his official residence in Bisra and his ancestral house in Bhadrak. Many important documents have been seized during the search.

Prashant Kumar Rout of Bisra block had allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from the project officer of Jhirapani panchayat to approve a project worth Rs 11 lakh.

The project officer lodged a complaint with vigilance.

As per plan, he offered the bribe amount to the BDO. While the BDO received the cash, the vigilance officials in plan dresses caught him red-handed.

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