Keonjhar: Vigilance sleuths on Monday caught Saharapada Block Junior Engineer (JE) red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 7000 from a contractor to pass a bill.
The arrested officer has been identified as Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan. The techie is presently posted at Saharapada Block in Keonjhar district.
According to sources, Pradhan had demanded Rs 7000 from a contractor to pass a bill. Unwilling to pay the gratification, the person lodged a complaint with the Vigilance department.
Following the allegation, the anti-corruption wing laid a trap and caught the officer while accepting the gratification from the complainant.