Odisha IAS Officer Caught Taking Rs 1L Bribe

Bhubaneswar: Director (Horticulture) Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya was detained on Monday while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in the Odisha capital.

Sources said vigilance sleuths caught the 2009-batch IAS officer red-handed while accepting the bribe money, which he had allegedly demanded for passing a bill.

The information was received as a part of the feedback mechanism of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative and accordingly a trap was laid.

His house and other places are being searched, the sources added.

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