Jharsuguda : Vigilance sleuths on Thursday caught a Junior Clerk of Block Education Office, Lakhanpur under Jharsuguda District while accepting a bribe of Rs. 6000 to pass the arrears bills of teachers.

The junior clerk was identified as Arun Kumar Padhi, a resident of Belpahar

Jharsuguda Vigilance DSP Dilip Kar Said, “As per the complainant, Satyanarayan Behera, the junior clerk Arun Kumar Padhi had demanded Rs. 6000 as a bribe to pass the increment arrears bill of the teachers. Based on this, an FIR was done at Sambalpur Vigilance Office on Wednesday and based on the complaint on Thursday,  we along with our team had caught Arun Kumar Padhi red-handed while accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 6,000 from the complainant. We have detained the accuse and conducting a house search in his Belpahar residence. However, the investigation is currently going on.”