NH official held for taking Rs 20,000 bribe in Odisha

Nuapada:  The Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested  an Assistant Executive Engineer, of the NH Sub-Division in Odisha ‘s  Nuapada district on Wednesday, while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 to clear a file.

The accused Sanjog Meher is currently posted as an Asst. Executive Engineer of  NH  Sub-Division at Khariar Road in the district.

According to reports,  the accused official  allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from one Susant Kumar Poruhar, a resident of Khariar Road, to issue of Site Verification report in favour of the latter’s sister-in-law for opening of a Filling Station (Petrol Pump) at Gohirapadar by the side of NH-353 under Komna Tahasil in the district.

However, Poruhar approached the Vigilance Department and lodged complaint against the Asst. Executive Engineer.

Accordingly, the officers of Vigilance Koraput Division laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs.20,000 from the complainant  at his official residence here  today.

“The entire bribe amount has been recovered from the possession of accused. His both hands wash and trouser pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction, “said an official.

“An FIR has been registered against the accused under sections of the IPC and Corruption Act and further investigation is on, ” said a Vigilance DSP Satyananda Mahananda.

  1. NHAI says

    Sir, it is to state that Shri Sanjog Meher is not working with NHAI. Further it is to state that the stretch of NH-353 is not under the control of NHAI and not related to NHAI. In view of the above, it is requested to issue a modified news at the earliest

    1. Sudeshna Panda says

      Thank You For the information the story will be edited accordingly after proper enquiry.

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