Odisha: CBI arrests MES official red-handed accepting Rs. 30,000 in bribe

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 24

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said, that they arrested Junior Engineer of Military Engineer Services (MES), posted at Paradeep in Odisha, for demanding, and accepting a bribe of Rs. 30,000 from the complainant.

The Junior Engineer is named Rajiv Ranjan Reddy.

A senior official from the agency said: “The CBI registered a case under the section of Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint alleging that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs. 30,000 from complainant’s relative for forwarding bio-data of six persons of complainant’s firm to the Office of Garrison Engineer (I), MES, Bhubaneswar for formal approval relating to the Work Order in favour of complainant’s firm.”

He said, that the CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount from the complainant.

Reddy’s house and office have been searched. Incriminating documents, and the accused were being produced before the Special Judge of a CBI Court in Bhubaneswar.

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