Bhubaneswar, Feb 11: Vigilance sleuths today apprehended Block Education Officer (BEO), Nuagada Block in Gajapati district on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.
Vigilance sleuths said that the BEO identified as Braja Kumar Nayak has demanded bribe of Rs 30000 from a teacher to release his arrear salary. Nayak has demanded the bribe through Dillip Kumar Swain, accountant cum data entry operator
Accordingly, a trap was laid on Friday and both the accused was caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance. “The bribe money was recovered from the possession of both the accused. In this connection, a case has been registered and further investigation is continuing,” said an official.