Bhubaneswar: An Executive Engineer was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance sleuths in Deogarh district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a contractor for release of final payment for construction work done.
Rabindra Kumar Mehto, executive engineer, Minor Irrigation Division, Deogarh had demanded a bribe of Rs 21,000 from the contractor for release of final payment of around Rs 10,50,000, a Vigilance release said.
The contractor has completed construction of residential building at Minor Irrigation Colony, Deogarh.
Acting on his complaint, vigilance sleuths laid a trap Saturday and caught Mehto red-handed in his office room while accepting bribe of Rs 21,000 from complainant.
The bribe money was recovered from the office table drawer of Mehto and seized in presence of witnesses.
While the executive engineer was arrested, his government quarter at MI colony, Deogarh was searched, the release added.