Koraput, Oct 21: Vigilance sleuths today arrested PEO of Gopalpur gram panchayat under Thuamul Rampur block on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.
Vigilance sleuths said that the PEO identified as Kshyama Prasad Duria has demanded bribe of Rs 6000 from one complainant for preparing bill and release of Rs 20000 under PMAY(Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojona).
Accordingly, a trap was laid on Thursday and the accused was caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance. “The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused. In this connection a case has been registered and further investigation is continuing,” said an official.
Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on properties of Duria at two places in Kalahandi district.