Phulbani, Aug 23: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested a night watchman of Phiringia Tehsil office of Kandhamal district while demanding and accepting bribe from a complainant.
The watchman has been identified as Ajay Kumar Mallik.
Acting on a tip-off, vigilance conducted raid and arrested Mallik while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 8000 from a complainant identified as Biju Kanhar of Apabiru village of the district for facilitating the process of mutation of his ancestral land in connection with a mutation case and issuance of patta(RoR) in his favour. Mallik had earlier taken Rs 35000 from Kanhar.
The entire bribe money has been recovered and seized.
In this connection, Berhampur Vigilance P.S case No. 15 dt. 22.08.2023 U/s 7 P.C (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered. Investigation is in progress against accused Mallick.