Bhawanipatna, July 10: Vigilance sleuths today trapped a Gram Panchayat Technical Assistant (GPTA) in Kalahandi while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 33000 from a complainant.
The accused has been identified as Subrat Kumar Mallick, GPTA of Lanjigarh Block attached to Kumkhal and Pokharibandh Gram Panchayat in Kalahandi district.
Vigilance officials said that the accused was nabbed while receiving the bribe money from one Goutam Kumar Nag to pass a bill of Rs 2 lakh for renovation of a tank at his village.
“The entire bribe amount has been recovered from the possession of accused. His both hands wash and pant pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction. Further investigation in the acse is continuing,” said an official.