Cuttack, April 16: Vigilance sleuths on Friday nabbed a clerk of Chhanipur High School in Odisha’s Cuttack district while he was taking Rs 10,000 bribe to clear the scholarship of a student.
The accused has been identified as Arun Kumar Parida.
As per reports, Parida demanded a bribe from the father of a Class-IX student for making clearance of the student’s scholarship.
Subsequently, the student’s father approached the Vigilance Department and demanded action against the accused clerk.
Based on the complaint, the vigilance officials today laid a trap and caught Parida red-handed while he was accepting the bribe.
“We have arrested the accused official and seized the bribe money from his possession. Further investigation is underway,” said a police official.