Cuttack, Apr 7: Tightening the noose around the necks of corrupt officials, Vigilance Department sleuths intercepted Barang Tehsildar Bichitrananda Nayak and seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 1,07,000 from his possession.
Based on reliable information that Nayak was receiving illegal gratification from various sources, the anti-corruption wing officials put him on their radar and tried to intercept him finally in front of the Mani Tribhuban Apartment located in Raghunathpur of Bhubaneswar yesterday.
However, Nayak reportedly threw the unaccounted cash possessed by them on the road during the incident to evade an arrest.
He was taken into custody subsequently and his office chamber at Barang, residential house at Patia in Bhubaneswar, house at Gopalpur in Dhenkanal were also raided.
Cases under the relevant Sections of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 have been lodged against Nayak post his arrest, said Vigilance sources.