Rourkela: Bisra Block Development Officer (BDO) Prashant Kumar Rout was today arrested by Odisha Vigilance officials for allegedly taking bribe of Rs One lakh.
The official was allegedly receiving the amount from Jhirpani Executive Officer for giving administrative approval to a project worth Rs 11.50 lakh.
Vigilance sleuths raided the BDO’s office around 3 PM and caught him red-handed while he was accepting the money, reports said. He was then arrested and the amount was seized by the Vigilance officials.
Following his arrest, raids were conducted at Rout’s official residence and house in Bhadrak. Till last reports came in, raids were in progress and details about the seizure were yet to be disclosed by the concerned officers.