Balangir, Jan 19: The Vigilance police today arrested Minati Rath, In-charge Principal, Panchayat Samiti Higher Secondary School, Bangomunda in Balangir district for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 80,000.
The sleuths caught Rath red-handed while taking the bribe from complainant Dolamani Meher, Assistant Librarian of the school for not suspending him from service.
Rath directed the complainant to keep the amount on her drawing table. Later, the sleuths raided the office and recovered the bribe money from her drawing table.
The residential house of Rath at Jhankarpada under Bangopada police limits was searched. Further investigation is on.