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Assistant engineer caught red-handed receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000

Assistant engineer caught red-handed receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000

An assistant engineer was allegedly caught red-handed receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a deputy sarpanch of Gandhawad gram panchayat on Wednesday, a Lokayukta official said in Khargone.

An assistant engineer was allegedly caught red-handed receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a deputy sarpanch of Gandhawad gram panchayat on Wednesday, a Lokayukta official said in Khargone.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team laid a trap and caught the official identified as Jaikumar Shrivastava posted at Sagaon Janpad Panchayat in the district as he accepted Rs 10,000 from deputy sarpanch Dayaram Patidar, Lokayukta's Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) BS Parihar told reporters.

Shrivastava demanded money for examining the muster-roll and construction work related bills, Parihar said. A case was registered against the engineer under relevant sections of the Anti-Corruption Act.

first published:May 21, 2014, 18:14 IST