Engineer arrested for accepting Rs 2 lakh bribe in AP


Machilipatnam: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials this evening arrested an assistant engineer (electrical) for allegedly accepting a bribe amount of Rs 2 lakh at his residence here.

The accused P Purnachandra Vara Prasad had demanded the amount for shifting of a 33 kv line to a new location from an applicant, ACB DSP S V V Prasad Rao told a news agency.

The applicant later approached the ACB and lodged a complaint against the engineer, said the official.

Based on the complaint a trap was laid and the engineer was arrested while he was accepting an amount of Rs 2 lakh in his house, added the official.