Khurda: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday caught Niladriprasad gram panchayat Village Level Worker (VLW) red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000.
The accused officer, identified as Naba Kumar Dash has been arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by one Santosh Sahoo (30) of Arang.
According to sources, Naba had demanded Rs 30,000 from Santosh o pass the final bill of newly constructed shop house under Market Complex Finance committee scheme. Following this, Santosh approached the anti-corruption wing and lodged a complaint against the accused officer.
Taking note of the complaint, the sleuths of the anti-corruption wing laid a trap and caught the officer while accepting the gratification.
While the amount has been seized, the officers, on the other hand, has been arrested under relevant Sections of the IPC.