Bhubaneswar, December 30 (LocalWire) The state government on Monday suspended IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya hours after an alleged agent of him was caught accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh from a man for clearing a bill, an official said.
A vigilance team had caught the alleged agent of 2009-batch officer who works as director horticulture, red-handed while he was accepting the bribe from a man.
Upadhyaya could not be reached for comment.
In a period spanning from 2010 till date, the state government has registered cases under the prevention of corruption act against 11 IAS officers and 227 State civil servants, the government had told the assembly in July last.
Of them, Vinod Kumar has already been convicted of corruption charge by vigilance court.
In February 2017, IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra had been arrested by vigilance sleuths on corruption charges.
The inglorious list of IAS officers against whom charge-sheets have been filed are Ambika Prasad Mishra, Alekh Chandra Padhiary, and Debraj Mishra.
Corruption cases have been filed against five more bureaucrats.
However, charge sheets are yet to be framed against them.