UP: Engineer held for giving bribe of Rs 50,000

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 15:10

Dehra Dun: A Junior Engineer of the
irrigation department here has been arrested for allegedly giving a bribe of Rs 50,000 to an investigating officer of Lokayukta office here, official sources Wednesday said.

Jaiprakash Singh, a native of district Devaria in Uttar
Pradesh, was caught red-handed by a vigilance team when he was
giving the bribe to Mansingh Rawat just outside the Lokayukta
office here last evening.

The JE offered the bribe to Rawat to give him a clean
chit in an inquiry related to irregularities in the
construction of streams in Tehri Garhwal district where he was
posted.

Rawat complained to the vigilance when the JE made
repeated phone calls to him and pressurised him to take the
bribe for preparing a false inquiry report giving the JE clean
chit.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 15:10

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