Odisha Vigilance Arrests Lift Irrigation Assistant Engineer On Graft Charges

29 March 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: Assistant Engineer of Lift Irrigation, Dhenkanal Sadar Sub-Division, Satyananda Dash, was nabbed by officers of Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division on Friday for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 35,000 to clear bill of a contractor.

Reportedly, Dash had demanded the said amount from a contractor, Golakh Bihari Aich of Rasulgarh, working under Lift Irrigation Division, Dhenkanal, to pass the part payment bill of the work executed by him and for further allotment of work.

Acting on a complaint fo Golakh, vigilance sleuths laid a trap and Dash was caught red-handed, while demanding and accepting the said amount, inside his residential house located inside the premises of Balaji Complex Apartment, Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar.

The bribe money was recovered and seized in presence of witnesses. His both hands wash as well as pant pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him. His residential house at Bhubaneswar and Office room at Dhenkanal are being searched. He has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.