Haryana tourism dept junior engineer held for taking ₹10,000 bribe
The junior engineer, Suresh Kumar, demanded the bribe from a construction contractor for releasing the final payment for a project, as per vigilance officials
A junior engineer (JE) working with the Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited, Sector 17, was arrested for taking ₹10,000 as bribe.
The accused was identified as Suresh Kumar.
According to the UT vigilance department, Kumar demanded the bribe from a construction contractor for releasing the final payment for a project.
The contractor, Dharmender of Jhajjar, Haryana, had complained to the department that his payment of ₹10 lakh was pending with the corporation and the accused was seeking illegal gratification to release it.
Kumar allegedly demanded ₹30,000, of which he sought ₹20,000 in a bank account and ₹10,000 as cash.
After getting the complaint, the vigilance department laid a trap and caught the accused while accepting ₹10,000 bribe from the complainant in Sector 26 on Monday. The bribe amount was recovered from the possession of the accused in the presence of two independent witnesses.
A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against Kumar. He was produced before a court on Tuesday and sent to one-day police remand.