Bastar News: ACB caught water resource officers taking bribe red handed, three including SDO arrested

Chhattisgarh News: In Bastar, the ACB team has caught the Executive Engineer, SDO and Sub Engineer of the Water Resources Department red-handed while taking a bribe of one lakh 30 thousand rupees. The three officers have also been arrested by the ACB. The case is of Kondagaon district, where the authorities had demanded a commission of Rs 24 lakh for clearing a contractor’s construction work bill of Rs.

officer caught red-handed taking bribe in EE’s government quarter

According to the information received from ACB officials, the Executive Engineer of the Water Resources Department, R.B. Singh, SDO RB. Chaurasia and Sub Engineer DK. Arya’s complaint was given in writing by the contractor to  ACB. These three officers had asked for 24 lakh rupees as commission from the contractor, in which  7 lakh 20 thousand rupees were talked about in installments.  There was an agreement between the contractor and the officials to pay 1 lakh 30 thousand rupees in installments out of 7 lakh 20 thousand. 

case filed against officials

The contractor was called by Executive Engineer RB  Singh with money in Government Quarter G-3 of Irrigation Colony located in Kondagaon, where already Executive Engineer R.B. Apart from Singh, SDO R.B. Chaurasia and Sub Engineer D.K. Arya was present. When the contractor reached, as soon as he caught the officers in cash of Rs 1 lakh 30 thousand, the ACB team knocked on them and taking bribe, the three officers were arrested red handed. ACB has registered an offense against the three officers and after producing them in the court, they will be sent to jail on remand.

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