JE held for accepting bribe in Balasore

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Balasore: The Vigilance sleuths on Saturday arrested a Junior Engineer(JE) red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 1500 in his office at Khaira in Balasore district.

According to sources, the accused identified as Sri Kaustav, JE, electrical, had demanded the bribe from Ramakanta Rout of Parikhama village to install a new transformer replacing the defunct one.

Ramakanta approached the anti-corruption wing in this regard following which the anti-corruption officials laid a trap.

The accused JE was arrested red-handed while accepting the bribe money with seizure of Rs 1500.

The anti-corruption sleuths also conducted raid at his residence to unearth assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Amendment Act 2018 has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway. The accused will be forwarded to the court, said an official.

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