Bhubaneswar: Manjhar gram panchayat officer Chanchal Harijan in Golamunda block in Kalahandi district was arrested by Vigilance officers of Koraput division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 2,000 from one Bindu Mohananda, a resident of the same GP.
Complainant Bindu Mahananda alleged that he had applied for sanction of IAY house . He requested PEO Chanchal Harijan for processing the file for sanction of IAY house in his favour. Accused Harijan, PEO demanded Rs 2,000 for the purpose. Finding no other alternative the complainant reported to Vigilance resulting in his arrest.
The PEO was caught red handed teh anti-graft body officials while demanding and accepting bribe Rs 2,000.