Balangir, Sept 28: Vigilance sleuths here on Tuesday caught District Agriculture Officer(DAO), Balangir while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000.
The accused has been identified as Himansu Sekhar Padhi.
Sources said Padhi demanded illegal gratification of Rs 7,000 from a complainant for issue of Point of Sale Machine(POS) for his fertilizer shop.
In this connection, Sambalpur Vigilance has registered a case.
Moreover, simultaneous house searches have been launched on properties of Padhi at three places in Balangir and Khurdha districts.
Investigation is in progress against Padhi.