Bhadrak, Sept 29: Balasore Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Superintending Engineer of Salandi Canal division t in Bhadrak district on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.
The accused is Srimant Sethi, Superintending Engineer in Bhadrak district.
Vigilance sleuths on Thursday have conducted raids at multiple locations on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income by Sethi. The sleuths have conducted raids at government quarter in Bhadrak, office at bypass road, father-in-law’s houses and house in Khaira.
Earlier, a trap was laid and the accused was caught by the officers of Odisha Vigilance. Vigilance officials said that they have so far traced cash worth Rs 5 lakh.
Further investigation is underway.