Sundergarh: The Vigilance officials today apprehended the Block Education Officer (BEO), and a junior clerk of Hemgiri Block in Sundargarh district on the charges of bribery.
The arrested accused persons were identified as Surendra Kumar Sahoo, and the clerk Biranchi Khilei.
Reportedly, one Narayan Bagh, Head Master of Sahaspur High School failed to submit utilisation certificates. Following this, the duo demanded bribe not to take any departmental action against him. With no option left, Bagh lodged a complaint with the Vigilance.
Acting on the complaint, vigilance laid a trap and caught the duo red-handed while accepting illegal gratification of Rs 35,000 from the complainant. The cops also recovered bribe money from their possession.
A case has been registered and further investigation is underway into the matter, officials said.