Rayagada: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested Junior Engineer Tusharkant Majhi of Kalyansinghpur block while he was taking Rs 26,000 from a contractor at his residence.
As per sources, Jambu Mandinga was awarded the contract for construction of a culvert on Tamkasila-Jampadar road. After completing the project, the contractor approached Majhi to raise a bill. However, the latter demanded Rs 26,000 to facilitate the things.
The contractor being aggrieved lodged a complaint with Rayagada vigilance department. Based on the complaint, a team led by DSP Ranjan Kumar Das raided JE’s residence and caught him red-handed while he was receiving the cash.
Inspector Kalabati Bag has said that a case was registered and the accused was produced in court.