JE caught red-handed while taking bribe in Keonjhar

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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.

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