Bhubaneswar: More than hundred people of different villages near Salipur locked the circle Revenue Inspector of Bhairapur in his office on Tuesday.

RI Padmanabh Acharya was alleged of being involved in converting public assets like grazing grounds and fallow lands in the name of land dalals.

The people locked the RI and a land dalal inside the office while he was taking money from the latter. Both were then freed by the police.

The people have demanded that the State Vigilance Department should inquire into the illegal land dealings.

Dilip Kumar Parida, Tehsildar, Salepur said that “strict action will be taken against the RI if he is found guilty.”