Executive engineer, accountant held on graft charge

Cuttack: An executive engineer and accountant of the Rural Development department were arrested yesterday by Vigilance Bureau for accepting bribe from a contractor.

According to sources, the two arrested persons have been identified as executive engineer Pranakrushna Prasad and accountant Basant Kamla.

The State probe agency arrested the duo from Rural Development office at Nua Bazar in Cuttack while they were taking bribe of Rs 3,000 from a contractor for clearing a bill.

Earlier, Prasad has also allegedly taken Rs 10,000 bribe from the contractor.