Balagir: Odisha Vigilance department continues its raid against the corrupt officials. Today, they arrested one Kishore Kharsel, the Section Officer of Agalpur Tahasil Office in Balagir district of the State.
The anti-corruption team got a bribery allegation against Kharsel and laid a trap to catch him red-handed while receiving the bribe money.
The Vigilance team, led by Balagir Vigilance DSP Pulasti Chhatria, conducted a raid and arrested the Section Officer while he was taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 from a complainant. The accused had demanded the money to release the complainant’s tractor which he had seized earlier.
The accused has been kept at the Vigilance office for interrogation.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against him and further investigation is underway, said sources.