The accused has been identified as Ramakanta Behera.
“Ramakanta Behera, Jr. Engineer (JE), Bhubaneswar Block, Dist- Khurdha has been apprehended by Odisha Vigilance while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000/ (Rupees Fifty- thousand) from a Complainant (Contractor) for facilitating release of his pending bill for a road work executed by him,” Odisha Vigilance said.
The entire bribe money of Rs 50,000 has been recovered from the possession of the accused JE and seized, it added.
In this connection, Bhubaneswar Vigilance registered a case against the accused JE under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018. Further investigation against accused Behera is in progress, officials said.