Asst. Executive Engineer arrested on graft charges.
Cuttack ,16.01.2017:-Basing on the report of the Complt. Sri Dharmendra Kumar Patra, S/o Sri Prabir Kumar Patra, Village-Kuhudi, P.S-Tangi, Dist.Khurda, the above noted case has been registered against Sri Laxman Kumar Behera, Asst. Executive Engineer, RWS&S Sub-Division, Khurda for demanding illegal gratification of Rs.10,000/- from him to pass the pending bill relating to execution of 12 nos. of toilets at different places under Swachha Bharat Mission (Gramina) Scheme. The gist of the case is that as par letter No.156 dt.23.08.2016 of the Executive Engineer, RWS&S Khurda Division, the Complainant Sri Patra had constructed 12 nos. of toilets at different places at Village Kumudalapatna Gram Panchayat under Chillika Block, Khurda. The J.E took measurement of all the toilets and submitted the bill @ Rs.12,000/- per toilet to the accused Sri Laxman Kumar Behera for passing of the bills. Sri Behera demanded Rs.10,000/- for the above purpose and finding no other option, the complainant reported the matter to S.P, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar. Accordingly, a trap was laid on 16.01.2017 at about 04.40 P.Ṃ. The accused Sri Behera was caught red handed in his office at Khurda, while demanding & accepting bribe money of Rs.10,000/- from the Complt. The bribe money has been recovered from the possession of Sri Behera. The accused has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court. The residential quarter situated at Plot No.13/1960, Kolathia, Bhubaneswar is being searched.It is pertinent to mention here that Sri Behera was earlier arrested and forwarded in custody in connection with Koraput Vigilance P.S. Case No.31/2013 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 P.C.Act for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.3,00,000/-. Further, one D.A case is pending investigation vide Koraput Vigilance P.S.Case No.40/2014 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) P.C.Act.