NIMAPARA: The IIC of Nimapara police station, Bimal Nayak, was on Friday caught red-handed by Vigilance sleuths while accepting a bribe of `5,000 from Sanjaya Mohapatra of Dhamatira village.
The IIC had allegedly demanded the money to register a case. Harrased, Mohapatra informed the Vigilance sleuths who laid a trap and nabbed him red-handed.
Soon after the arrest, as the Vigilance sleuths were preparing to start legal proceedings against Nayak, a large number of people entered the police station, from no where, leading to commotion. What followed was utter chaos. Taking advantage of the melee, Nayak fled.
Even as Sub Divisional Police Officer SS Mohapatra was trying to bring the situation under control, Puri SP Amitendranath Sinha was informed about the incident.
Sinha directed SDPO of Pipili Rajendra Rout and other inspectors of nearby police stations to move to Nimapara and control the crowd.