PHEO Asst Engineer Caught Taking Bribe In Odisha’s Rayagada

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Friday apprehended an assistant engineer (estimator) posted in the office of Executive Engineer, Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) Division, in Rayagada while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000.

According to a Vigilance release, the accused, Ramakanta Mallik, had demanded the illegal gratification from a family member of a contractor to process the file for signing of agreement between the latter and the Executive Engineer for execution of 2 works. The entire bribe money was recovered from him and seized.

While a case has been registered against Mallik under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018, simultaneous searches are on at 3 locations linked to him to ascertain whether he has accumulated assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, it added.

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