Nabarangpur: The project engineer of Umerkote lift irrigation division in Nabarangpur district was caught red-handed by vigilance sleuths while receiving a bribe of Rs 8,000 on Saturday.
The accused has been identified as Bharat Mandal.
According to sources, Mandal had demanded the bribe from Sunadhar Pakul, a resident of Pipulidihi village under Raighar block of Nabarangpur district to sanction a project.
Later, Pakul had lodged a complaint with the Vigilance following which the anti-graft officials laid a trap. Mandal was arrested while he was accepting the gratification from the complainant today.
Further investigation into the matter is underway, the vigilance sources said.