Bhubaneswa:r A retired clerk of Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) Basant Kumar Pattnaik (63) was arrested here on Wednesday by the vigilance officers.

The vigilance detectives caught Basant red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 25,000 from a real estate businessman named Arun Jyoti Pattnaik.

Basant posed as a vigilance DSP of Bhubaneswar range, who is here to submit a favourable report to the Government about Pattnaik’s real estate company, said source.