The Vigilance police on Friday arrested Legal Metrology Department Senior Inspector Bishrant Kumar Sethy in Paradip on graft charges. Vigilance officials intercepted Sethy in front of his office at Madhuban in Paradip.
A sum of Rs 1,71,070 was found in his possession, which he could not account for satisfactorily and was subsequently arrested.
Later, the Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous raids at his rented residential house and office on Saturday. Reportedly, the raid was underway till the last report came in.
Sethy was taking illegal gratifications from different fuel station owners and kerosene oil tankers for renewal of calibration certificates.