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Auditor arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe in Odisha

3/12/2021 at 6:08 PM

Balasore, Dec 3: Vigilance sleuths today arrested an auditor working in the office of the executive engineer, R&B Division-II, Balasore on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.

Vigilance sleuths said that the accused identified as Padmanava Swain has demanded bribe of Rs 1 lakh from one complainant in order to process the release of security deposit amounting to Rs 8.67 lakh deposited by him for a work executed by him

Accordingly, a trap was laid on Friday and the accused was caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance. “The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused. In this connection, a case has been registered and further investigation is continuing,” said an official.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the properties of Swain at two places in Balasore district.

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