KEONJHAR: Technical consultant of Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan(SSA) in Harichandanpur block of Keonjhar district was caught red-handed by vigilance sleuths while taking a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a headmaster on Wednesday.
Vigilance DSP Harekrishna Majhi said the consultant, Sudarshan Nayak, demanded the money to receive and approve a utilisation certificate (UC) received from the headmaster, Satrughna Pradhan, of Dhurudiamba Primary School of Harichandanpur block. In 2013-14, three toilets estimated at a cost of Rs 1.5 lakh each were constructed in the school under the supervision of the headmaster. When Pradhan went to submit his UC, Nayak demanded Rs15,000. Pradhan informed Vigilance officials, who laid a trap and nabbed him.