Thursday, December 8, 2022

Anti-corruption bureau nabs JUVNL junior engineer accepting bribe of Rs 4000

Jamshedpur : A team from Anti-Corruption Bureau ( ACB) on Tuesday nabbed a junior engineer of Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) at Musabani in Ghatshila while taking bribe from a customer.

The junior engineer identified as Rafique Alam was posted at the JUVNL’s Ghatshila sub-division. He was caught while accepting Rs 4,000 from one Vimal Agrawal at Musabani in the Ghatshila sub-division this morning.

Alam (32) who stays at a Ghatshila-based lodged was nabbed by the ACB team at a DVC power sub-station office in Musabani where the bribe was being accepted at 11.30 am.

Deputy superintendent of police, ACB, Jamshedpur bureau, Amar Pandey said Agrawal who is a resident of Ghatshila has set up a play-school at Galudih. He wanted to get a power connection to his play-school named Sand-fort Play School.

” As per our investigation Agrawal had applied for the power connection for his play-school at the JUVNL’s Ghatshila office recently, but Alam who was assigned to process the application and recommend for the power connection demanded Rs 10,000 from him.

Finally, the deal was fixed at Rs 4,000 which was supposed to be handed over to the junior engineer at the DVC sub-station office in Musabani,” said Pandey.

The DSP, ACB said that Agrawal had already registered a verbal complaint about the junior engineer’s demand for providing the power connection, but after deal was fixed, he submitted a written complaint with the ACB office in Sonari.

” We made a plan to nab the culprit red-handed. So we smeared a chemical in the bundle of 100 rupees notes which was to be handed over to Alam. And as the complainant had handed over the bundle of notes to the junior engineer, the ACB team which was around entered the DVC office and nabbed the junior engineer,” Pandey said.

He pointed out that they plunged the right hand of the accused in water, which turned red due to the chemical effect and soon afterward they arrested the JUVNL official.

Alam has been taken away to the ACB headquarters in Ranchi for the necessary action for prosecute him there.
Meanwhile , superintending engineer, Jamshedpur circle, JUVNL, RB Mishra confirmed that he was aware about the arrest by the ACB team.

” We are aware of the development and it is a matter of shame that an officer of our organisation was arrested while taking bribe,” said Mishra.

He said the guilty junior engineer should be punished sternly for misusing his power.

The news of a JUVNL junior engineer being arrested by ACB team spread like a fire across the Jamshedpur, especially among the JUVNL circle.

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