Dhenkanal: An assistant engineer working with the District Rural Development Department in Dhenkanal was arrested by the vigilance sleuths on Monday for accepting a bribe of Rs 16,000 through a middleman to clear the bills of a contractor.
As per reports, the anti-graft sleuths laid a trap and arrested engineer Bipin Dash while he was taking the bribe from contractor Jagamohan Panda through Shaktiprasad Mohanty, a middle-man.
The engineer had allegedly demanded the bribe amount to clear a bill furnished by the contractor who had installed LED bulbs in the rural areas of the district after winning the tender for the same.
A joint team of vigilance officials from Cuttack and Dhenkanal caught him red handed while he was accepting the illegal gratification from the middleman near his office.
Dash was earlier arrested in a similar case while he was working as a Junior Engineer at Dhenkanal Sadar block.