Jena, who was disengaged from service, was caught by the team of Odisha Vigilance inside the FRA Section at the office of Tehsildar, Kaptipada today when he was demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 6000 from a person promising to process application for issuance of RoR (Patta) under FRA Scheme in his favour by influencing a senior official of the Tehsil.
The entire bribe money was recovered from the possession of Jenaand seized in presence of witnesses. Both hands wash of the accused official gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him, said a Vigilance official.
In this connection, Balasore Vigilance registered a case against the accused, Jena, under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018.
Accused Jena has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court. Further investigation against the accused is in progress, the official added.