Cuttack: An official in Horticulture department was caught red-handed by Odisha vigilance while taking bribe here in the district today.
The accused was identified as Jagmohan Debata, posted as Assistant Horticulture Officer in Badamba block, Cuttack district.
The official fell into a trap laid by the anti-corruption wing following a complaint. He was caught red-handed while accepting bribe amount of Rs 1,800 to pass a bill for work under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The Vigilance sleuths seized the bribe amount and arrested him for corrupt practice.