Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance today arrested Santanu Kumar Mallik, Block Education Officer (BEO), Hindol, Dhenkanal for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from an Assistant Teacher.
According to Vigilance sources, the accused was receiving Rs 10,000 from the complainant this morning for releasing the latter’s pay allowance and DA arrear, which were held up due to suspension.
The entire bribe money has been recovered and seized from the possession of the BEO.
The anti-corruption agency has registered a case against the official in this connection.
Following the arrest, Vigilance officers carried out raids at his residential house located at Kuansa in Bhadrak, residential rented house at Khajuriakata Bajar and office.
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