Asst Engineer Caught Taking Bribe By Odisha Vigilance In Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: An assistant engineer in the lift irrigation department was apprehended by Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Thursday for allegedly accepting a brine of Rs 5,000 to give a feasibility report for digging a borewell in Mayurbhanj district.

The accused, identified as Gora Singh, is an assistant engineer in Muruda section under Lift Irrigation Division, Baripada.

He was apprehended by Vigilance while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- from a complainant for processing and submission of feasibility report for digging a borewell on the land of his father, a beneficiary under BKVY (Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana).

The entire bribe money has been recovered from the possession of the accused and seized, Vigilance said in a release.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches are going on at three locations of Singh in Mayurbhanj district.

In this connection, Balasore Vigilance has registered a case and investigation is in progress against the accused.

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