The accused official has been identified as Ajit Kumar Mohapatra.
As per reports, Mohapatra was apprehended by Vigilance while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a licenced foreign liquor vendor through excise ASI Mathura Mohan Pradhan.
“We set a trap by applying the chemical phenolphthalein to the currency notes that Pradhan received as bribe. Later, the accused is wiped down with a colourless solution of sodium carbonate and the areas that came into contact with the chemical turn pink,” said a senior Vigilance official.
Following the arrest, the vigilance sleuths started simultaneous house searches belonging to two accused officials.
“The total valuation of the disproportion assets of the accused officials is yet to be calculated as raids are still underway,” the official added.