Puri: A clerk in the office of District Education Officer (DEO) was arrested by vigilance sleuths while receiving bribe of Rs 20,000 in Puri district today.
Chitta Ranjan Khuntia was caught red- handed while he was accepting the bribe from Susmita Senapati, a PET teacher in the district.
Sources said Susmita requested the clerk for her transfer. But the accused clerk demanded bribe to facilitate her transfer.
Susmita reported the matter to the Vigilance, who laid a trap Khuntia .
The anti-graft officials also raided his official residence and seized several important documents during the search.