The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested a Junior Engineer (JE) in the HP State Electricity Board (HPSEB) posted at Chopal for allegedly accepting Rs 25,000 in lieu of providing electric connection for mobile towers.

Himanshu Mishra, DIG, Vigilance, said a complaint had been filed before the Bureau by the representative of a private company engaged by Bharti Airtel Ltd to electrify its towers in Chopal tehsil. DIG said JE had allegedly sought that the bribe money be deposited in his son’s bank account. Today he was arrested from his office in Chopal and a case registered against him.