Rourkela: A tehsildar has been arrested by the vigilance sleuths in Lathikata of Sundergarh district.
The vigilance team way laid the tehsildar named Bijay Kumar Behera while he was going to his paternal house at Chhatrapur from Pllahara in Angul district.
Over Rs 5 lakh cash were seized from him. Former Revenue supervisor of Lathikata Pramod Beura, who was also with him, was also taking around Rs 2 lakh. The vigilance team also seized the amount.
The anti graft agency also raided the house and in-laws house of the tehsildar in Chhatrapur area and office and official residence at Lathikata. Similarly, the house of Pramod has also been searched by the vigilance at Kuanrmunda.
The vigilance is interrogating both of them to unearth the reason of the huge amount of cash being transported.