Patnagarh: The Vigilance sleuths today caught a Junior Engineer posted at Patnagarh NAC in Bolangir district while accepting bribe from a PMAY beneficiary.
The accused JE has been identified as Debi Prasad Mishra. He was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 3000 from Tankadhar Kumbhar of Rampur village under Patnagarh police limits in this district.
According to the Vigilance press note, the JE had demanded Rs 3000 from the complainant for submission of the final verification report on the construction of PMAY house allotted in the latter’s favour. Following a complaint, a trap was laid, and Debi Prasad Mishra, Jr. Engineer, N.A.C., Patnagarh, Dist-Bolangir was caught red-handed by the Vigilance team while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.3,000 from the complainant.
“The tainted bribe money of Rs.3,000/- has been recovered and seized from the possession of accused JE in presence of witnesses. Besides, his flat at Radhika Apartment in Patnagarh, a rented house at Irrigation Colony, Bhawanipatna and Parental house at Vill-Bhejipadar under Sadar P.S. Bhawanipatna, Dist-Kalahandi are being searched. The accused Sri Debi Prasad Mishra has been arrested and is being forwarded to the Court, the Sambalpur Vigilance SP informed.