Dhenkanal: Vigilance sleuths today caught Hindol SDPO Malaya Kishore Nayak red-handed while he was accepting bribe of Rs 30,000 in Karanda area of Dhenkanal district.
As per the complaint, the senior cop had asked one Dukhabandhu Sahu, a stone quarry owner, to pay Rs 30,000 to facilitate stone quarrying and transportation.
Acting on the complaint, Cuttack Vigilance laid a trap and later arrested the SDPO on charges of demanding and accepting the bribe.
Later, the anti-graft officials conducted simultaneous raids on property associated with Nayak at six places in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Angul, Dhenkanal and Sambalpur districts.
A case has been registered at Cuttack Vigilance police station under Section 7 PC Amendment Act 2018, in this connection. Further investigation is underway, said Vigilance.