Raigarh: Vigilance sleuths on Friday caught a Revenue Inspector (RI) red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 5000 cash from a person for issuing a land Patta. The accused, identified as Gopal Krushna Sahoo was posted at Kundei under Raigarh block in Nabarangpur district.
According to police, Sahoo had allegedly demanded Rs 5000 from Ramesh Kumar Satnami of Maripara village for issuing the Patta of piece of land owned by the latter.
Following a complaint lodged by Ramesh, the anti-corruption wing led by DSP Pramod Kumar Bagh laid a trap and nabbed the officer red-handed today.
While several document have been verified and seized, the accused officer has been taken into police custody. A case has been registered against the accused officer under relevant Sections of the IPC, an official informed.