The accused has been identified as Umakant Rout (59), a resident of Haladiapada village under Jenasahi Police Station of Jagatsinghpur district.
Umakant, who worked as a peon in the Income Tax Department and was later dismissed from his duties, allegedly demanded Rs 10,000 bribe from Debasish Patnaik, owner of Deba Agency located in Bhoumanagar area under Kharvel Nagar Police Station area a few days back to stop an IT raid on his firm.
After Debasish lodged a complaint in connection with the case on July this year, the Kharvel Nagar Police carried out an investigation and arrested Umakant on Tuesday.
Notably, Umakant had worked as a peon in the Income Tax Department a few times back and was later dismissed from his duty over cheating people post a departmental inquiry. A number of cases have been pending against him at Chauliaganj, Malgodown Police Stations in Cuttack and Infocity Police Station in Bhubaneswar.
The accused will be forwarded to court tomorrow.