Project engineer lands in Vig net for accepting bribe

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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.

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