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Engineer filmed taking bribe, sacked

Statesman News Service | Dehradun |

The Uttarakhand government was forced to serve a suspension order to an engineer after a video showing the accused taking Rs 9 lakh as bribe for getting some work done surfaced on social media.

The video of Imran Ahmed, Executive Engineer, Jal Nigam, Dehradun branch, went viral. The state government served a suspension order to the engineer on Friday.

The video shows a man moving in a busy locality of Dehradun. The man enters the home of the engineer, gives him Rs 9 lakh and promises to pay the remaining Rs 1 lakh the next day. As the video of the sting operation went viral the state government was under pressure to take action.

A press release of the state government stated, “Uttarakhand government has decided to suspend Imran Ahmed, Executive Engineer, Jal Nigam, Dehradun branch following sting operation reported in media in which the said officer was seen demanding Rs. 9 lakh as bribe for the construction of Sewage Treatment Plant at Mothorowala.”

The engineer was also charged with negligence of duty as the state administration took note of media reports about poor material used for constructing an overhead tank built at the residence of Uttarakhand Water Resources Minister Prakash Pant.