Keonjhar: Vigilance officials on Monday caught Saharapada Block Junior Engineer (JE) Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 7,500 from a contractor to pass a bill.
According to sources, Pradhan had demanded Rs 7,500 from a contractor, identified as Hemanta Mahanta, to pass a bill. The person lodged a complaint with the Vigilance department, following which, a trap was laid.
The Vigilance officials are now conducting raids on his office, government quarters, and residence.
More details awaited.