ACB arrests irrigation department official for seeking bribe

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Visakhapatnam | Published: February 6, 2018 12:29:23 AM

The official said that the bribe was sought to clear the contractor's payment for de-silting Sreeramsagar tank and Rangraosagar tank in V Madugula section of Visakhapatnam.

An assistant engineer from the state’s irrigation department was arrested today by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe.

An assistant engineer from the state’s irrigation department was arrested today by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe. Deputy Superintendent of Police, ACB, K Ramakrishna Prasad, said that Assistant Engineer A Prakash of the Chodavaram office of the irrigation department was arrested while accepting Rs 50,000 from a contractor. The official said that the bribe was sought to clear the contractor’s payment for de-silting Sreeramsagar tank and Rangraosagar tank in V Madugula section of Visakhapatnam. Prakash’s assistant, N Prasad, was also arrested during the trap which laid following a complaint, the ACB official said. A case had been registered and further investigations were underway, he said.

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