Engineer Held for Taking Rs 50 K Bribe

Published: 03rd April 2016 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2016 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Vigilance sleuths on Saturday arrested a State Government official while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a contractor.

The official, Dayanidhi Samal, is an Executive Engineer with the General Public Health department. He had demanded the bribe from contractor Alekh Chandra Majhi for clearing his bills amounting to Rs 1.84 lakh.

Samal had asked Majhi to pay him the money at a designated location between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Majhi approached the Vigilance officials who laid a trap and caught Samal red-handed.

Sources said during the raid, Samal had another Rs 50,000 cash in his possession which was also ill-gotten money. Samal is a resident of Cuttack and was on his way back home when the arrest took place.

Simultaneous raids were conducted at three places in Cuttack and Samal’s office in the Capital City.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp