Balasore: Vigilance wing sleuths today arrested an Assistant Engineer (AE) serving in the Works Department at Soro on charges of accepting bribe.
The AE identified as Basudeb Prasad Sahoo was caught red-handed by Vigilance sleuths while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from a contractor identified as Santosh Nayak to pass a bill for construction of Soro Chandaka Mara road, Vigilance said.
“He was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe amount in his office chamber. Rs 2 lakh has been seized from his possession. Two bundles of currency notes kept in his vehicle have been also seized. He has been arrested and further investigation is on,” said a Vigilance official who part of the raiding team.