Nuapada Kendu Leaf DFO arrested for accepting bribe

Nuapada: Odisha Vigilance has arrested Nuapada Kendu Leaf DFO, Laxmikant Mishra for accepting a bribe of Rs 2.20 lakh, said an official on Sunday.

The Vigilance sleuths arrested Nuapada Kendu Leaf DFO on Saturday. They also conducted a raid at his office and seized Rs 10 lakh.

As per sources, the Nuapada Kendu Leaf DFO has been trapped for accepting the bribe amount from ranger Parshuram Patel for clearing the bills of construction of official quarters and Kendu leaf storage buildings.

Jeypore Vigilance SP and Vigilance DSP of Bhawanipatna arrested Mishra. He will be forwarded to court on Sunday.