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Engineer caught red-handed with Rs 87,000 bribe

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 24, 2017-

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) caught an engineer red-handed with bribe in Surkhet district on Friday evening.

Engineer Durgaduta Kharel of Regional Monitoring and Inspection Office, Surkhet was caught red-handed with Rs 87,000 kick back at a hotel in Chinchu of Bheriganga Municipality in the district, CIAA information officer Meghnath Sapkota informed.

The engineer had asked the bribe with a client to help him carry out works related to drinking water project, work completion report and payment procedure, it is learnt.

Sapkota further informed that Kharel had asked his office assistant- technician Dal Bahadur Gharti to collect the bribe money. 

The CIAA team arrested Kharel and Gharti while the latter was handing over the bribe money he collected from the client to the former.

CIAA had intensified monitoring in the district after service seekers complained that the technician had been demanding commission in an ongoing project related to drinking water in the district. If not given the commission, the authorities concerned used to delay the report, it is learnt. 

Published: 24-06-2017 14:43

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