Odishatv Bureau

Nabarangpur: A junior engineer (JE) of Nabarangpur small irrigation department was filmed while taking Rs 54,000 bribe from a contractor to pass a final bill for the Papadahandi check dam work.

The footage of the video in possession of OTV shows JE Kabin Behera taking bribe for the check dam work completed in 2016. Though the contractor had pursued the department officials earlier, his attempts had fallen flat.

When the JE demanded bribe, the contractor sent the bribe money through another person who tactfully filmed the whole episode.

Asked about the development, Executive Engineer, of the Nabarangpur small irrigation department Suresh Satpathy said, “The truth can be known if an inquiry is made in presence of the concerned person involved.”

He added if there is any truth in the video footage, departmental action will be taken against the JE.

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