Dhenkanal, Sep 10: Dhenkanal Town police has detained Additional Tehsildar of Sadar Tehsil Laxman Dalei on Friday.
Besides, another two accused identified as Narendra Behera and his wife Bebina Behera have been picked up by police since Thursday.
Sources said, a pond was illegally converted into homestead species and sold out after plotting.
A case was registered in this connection in which as many as 12 revenue officials including the Additional Tehsildar were alleged to be involved.
Acting on it, Dhenkanal Town police detained Dhenkanal Sadar Additional Tehsildar Laxman Dalei today.