Superintendent Engineer of Electricity Department caught taking bribe of Rs 14,000 in Giridih, Rs 18 lakh in cash recovered from home

Giridih: Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Department caught the Superintendent Engineer of the Electricity Department and his assistant while they were accepting a bribe of Rs 14,000 from a contractor.

A team of the ACB from Dhanbad led by DSP Sameer Tirkey and ASI KN Singh caught the Superintendent Engineer Vibhash Chandra Pal and his assistant Vikram Kumar Sinha while they were accepting the bribe in the office of the engineer located inside the premises of Dadhidih power substation in the city.

A complaint against the Superintendent Engineer was lodged by Mohammed Sabir Ansari a contractor hailing from Bhandaridih. The contractor had in his complaint before the ACB alleged that he was being asked to pay the bribe to get the remaining payment of a work done.

Post the verification of the complaint the ACB laid a trap and closed the gates of the substation after getting inside and no one was allowed to get inside or go outside.

Later the team took the Superintendent Engineer to his rented accommodation in Barganda from where Rs 18 lakh in cash was recovered. The search was also scheduled to take place at the residence of the assistant located in Makatpur.

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