Executive engineer in lift irrigation division arrested on bribery charge

Bhubaneswar: An executive engineer in lift irrigation division in Nabarangpur district was arrested by vigilance today for allegedly taking Rs 40,000 bribe from a contractor to clear his bills.

A trap was laid by vigilance sleuths and executive engineer Bikali Charan Swain was arrested while being caught red handed accepting the bribe from the contractor.

Swain demanded Rs 40,000 from Pratap Nayak, an electrical contractor, for clearing of bills amounting to Rs 12,72,747, a vigilance release said.

The bills were related to execution of three projects for borewell at village Dungurimunda and two borewell projects at village Jorapada under Raighar Block, it said.

The rented accommodation of the executive engineer at Nabarangpur was being searched.