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05 January 2020

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyay was taken into judicial custody here today after he was arrested by the Vigilance Directorate under corruption charges.

Upadhyay’s bail hearing will be held on January 8 and he has been ordered to be placed at Jharpada jail here till 13th.

The 2009 batch IAS officer was serving as Director of Horticulture in the Agriculture Department. According to the State Vigilance, Upadhyaya, and one Santosh Kumar Pattanayak, Relationship Manager of YES Bank, Bapuji Nagar branch were caught by the sleuths on December 30 with the illegal gratification of Rs 1 lakh. He was arrested by the sleuths; following which he was put under suspension.