Kandhamal, Aug 21: Vigilance sleuths today arrested the Gram Rozgar Sevak (GRS) of Simanbadi Gram Panchayat under Daringibadi block on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.
Vigilance sleuths said that the GRS Dillip Kumar Sahu has demanded bribe of Rs 20000 from one Ranjan Digal to pass the bill amounting of Rs1.6 lakh for digging up well under MNRGES scheme. Officials said that the accused has too received another Rs 12000 in his bank account.
“The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused. Both hands wash and pant pocket wash of Mallick gave positive chemical reaction. In this connection a case has been registered and further investigation is continuing,” said an official.