The accused engineer Ramesh Chand Meena, posted in Neemrana office of Jaipur Discom, had demanded the bribe from the contractor Devi Singh for the inspection so that the payment against the work could be released.
Singh's firm had got a contract from Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) for laying underground cable and the work was completed in July last year. The work was to be supervised by the electricity department but the accused engineer was demanding the bribe for conducting inspection of the work site police said.
Since there was no work completion report from the assistant engineer, RIICO had stopped the payment of Rs one crore to the contractor.
"The contractor gave complaint against Meena. After verification of the complaint, a trap was laid and the accused was held in his office on Thursday while taking the bribe amount of Rs 1 lakh, deputy SP- Anti Corruption Bureau, Saleh Mohammand said.
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