Superintendent Engineer In Jajpur Held For Taking Bribe

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Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested Superintendent Engineer with the Drainage division at Jajpur for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. The accused officer has been identified as Chandi Prasad Mohapatra.

According to reports, Mohapatra had demanded the bribe from the owner of a vehicle, who had rented out his vehicle to the Drainage division, to clear his outstanding dues. Following this, the victim approached the anti-corruption agency and lodged a complaint.

Based on the plaint, the officials laid a trap and caught Mohapatra red-handed while accepting the gratification.

The anti-corruption agency has also launched simultaneous searches at the houses of Mohapatra located in Bhubaneswar and Tirtol following his arrest, informed the DSP, Vigilance Cuttack division, Surendra Rayguru, said sources.

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