Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2019

IAS officer arrested for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe

Bhubaneswar: Anti-corruption vigilance sleuths on Monday arrested a senior IAS officer after he was caught red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, official sources said here.

Bijay Ketan Upadhaya, Director of the Horticulture Department, Odisha

The arrested bureaucrat was identified as Bijay Ketan Upadhaya, a 2009 batch IAS officer and working as the director of the Horticulture department here.

Vigilance sources said Upadhaya had demanded Rs 1 lakh from a person to get his bill passed. The anti-corruption wing of the Odisha Police laid a trap and arrested the officer, they said.

The information regarding the corruption was received as a part of feedback mechanism of ‘Mo Sarkar’ (My Government) programme of the state government.

Upadhayas office, his residence and other places are being searched now, the sources said.


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