Asst Engineer Caught Taking Bribe In Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: Vigilance officials apprehended an assistant engineer in Odisha’s Ganjam district while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 4,000 on Monday night.

The assistant engineer has been identified as Bansidhar Parida.

According to sources, the Vigilance sleuths laid a trap and caught the assistant engineer red-handed while he was allegedly accepting the bribe money from a contractor for facilitating the release of his bill in respect of supply cost of morrum material for road work under MGNREGA.

A case has been registered under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018, and simultaneous searches have been launched at two locations to ascertain disproportionate assets.

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