Cuttack, Nov 12: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Sub Inspector (SI) of Bantala police station in Angul district on charges of demanding and accepting bribe.
Vigilance sleuths said that the cop identified as Pramod Kumar Naik has demanded bribe of Rs 6000 from one complainant for the release of a motorcycle seized in a case registered earlier in the police station.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on Friday 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 the properties of Naik at two places in Angul and Ganjam district.