The Vigilance police on Wednesday arrested Vyasanagar Municipality Assistant Executive Engineer Prahallad Mohapatra red-handed while he demanding and accepting a bribe.
Mohapatra allegedly demanded Rs 38,000 from a contractor Santosh Kumar Routray to pass a bill. Finding no other alternative, the contractor reported the matter to Vigilance officials, who subsequently laid a trap to nab the accused.
The Chief Engineer was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe money. While a case regarding the incident was registered, the accused engineer was forwarded to court.
In a separate incident, officials of the anti-graft agency conducted simultaneous raids on the residence of Chairman Tikam Singh
Nayak of Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district for allegedly amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Officials of Koraput, Nabarangpur and Jeypore Vigilance divisions conducted the raids.
Naik is accused of possessing disproportionate assets during his tenure as the Chairman of Large Area Multi-Purpose Societies (LAMPS), sources said.
During the raid it was detected that Nayak was possession of assets worth Rs.50,72,252 including one RCC Roof Slab building, 14 plots at Chandahandi, one tractor, two two-wheelers, deposits in different banks and investment in insurance policies and costly household articles.