Sonepur: Odisha Vigilance officers today detained Bijepur BDO Padmanabha Samantaray for allegedly carrying Rs 3.51 lakh unaccounted cash in a car.
According to reports, the official was heading towards Bhubaneswar from Bijepur in the vehicle when the anti-corruption agency sleuths intercepted the car at Binika, around 6 AM.
On searching the vehicle, the Vigilance officers found Rs 3.51 lakh cash, which the BDO couldn’t account for satisfactorily. He was then taken to the Vigilance Office, Sonepur for questioning.
His houses in Bargarh, Puri and Bhubaneswar were being searched by the Vigilance.