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R&B dept executive engineer held for taking bribe in Jamnagar

Rajkot: An executive engineer of Road and Building (R&B) department in Jamnagar was caught red handed while he was allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 from a contractor, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials said today.

P P Pandey, DGP Anti Corruption Bureau, who holds the additional charge of state DGP.
P P Pandey, DGP Anti Corruption Bureau, who holds the additional charge of state DGP.

Executive engineer Bhupat Jesabhai Sabada was nabbed while he was taking Rs 50000 as bribe at his office last night in Jamnagar from contractor Pravin Bhanderi, inspector, ACB, H P Doshi said.

Bhanderi had deposited Rs 1.25 with R&B department for the repairing of roads in Jamnagar. However, after completing the work, the contractor asked the executive engineer to release the deposited amount.

Sabada allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from Bhanderi to release the amount, following which the contractor lodged a complaint with Rajkot ACB, Doshi said.

PTI

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