The Orissa Vigilance Organisation has registered cases against five government employees who were trapped while accepting bribes over the last two days, according to an official release in
Bhubaneswar in Friday.
Vigilance sleuths arrested Bijay Kumar Nayak, an assistant sub-inspector of police at Kabisuryanagar police station in Ganjam district after he was caught red-handed while accepting an illegal gratification of Rs 7,500 from a man from a nearby village on June 13 last.
Nayak had asked for the bribe to eliminate names of two accused persons who had been charged under various sections of the IPC in a case under investigation by him.
The bribe money was recovered from the cupboard of Nayak's government quarter. His hand and pocket wash yielded positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of the bribe amount, the release said.
In another case, Dutikrushna Panda, the Deputy Superintendent of Fisheries (Marine), at Puri was trapped by vigilance sleuths on the same day while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a fisherman for releasing work order for construction of house sanctioned in his favour under National Welfare Fishermen's Fund (NWFF) scheme.
Panda, who has been arrested, had demanded the amount as illegal gratification earlier.
The amount was seized from his possession and his hand wash yielded positive reaction, it said.