Berhampur: Vigilance sleuths of Berhampur division today nabbed Khallikote electricity division assistant junior engineer while taking bribe.
According sources, the assistant JE identified as Basanta Patnaik was caught red handed by the anti-graft officials while accepting bribe amounting Rs 15,000 from lineman Bibekananda Nayak.
The victim lineman had been approaching the assistant JE in connecting with file that was pending before the JE. However, the JE was insisting on bribe for the purpose, the sources added.
Finding no alternative, Bibekananda knocked the door of the Vigilance as a result a trap was laid and the anti-corruption sleuths caught the assistant JE red handed while accepting the bribe.
Searches are being conducted at his residential house and other places linked with him to ascertain the assets possessed by the tainted assistant JE.