Bhubaneswar: Vigilance officials on Wednesday caught Malaya Kishore Nayak, Hindol SDPO in Dhenkanal district while demanding and accepting a bribe) of Rs 30,000from a stone quarry owner to facilitate stone quarrying and transportation.
Soon after detection of the case, Rita Mahapatra, wife of accused Nayak managed to escape from the residential quarter at Hindol with one brief case and one carry bag.
According to Vigilance sources, effort is on to trace Rita Mahapatra and examine her in the case.
Meanwhile, the locked quarter was kept under guard and is being now searched in presence of an Executive Magistrate. It is suspected that accused was collecting bribes from various persons locally through cash as well as through electronic means such as ATM deposits, Phone Pe, Google Pay etc, which are under verification.
A team comprising Cyber Cell and Banking Consultant of Odisha Vigilance are examining the financial transactions.