PATNA, Nov. 19 -- The Vigilance Investigation Bureau (VIB) on Monday caught an executive engineer (EE) of the road construction department (RCD) posted in Katihar district taking a bribe of Rs 16 lakh in cash from a contractor at his flat in Patna.

Arvind Kumar Mahto is the second EE of RCD being caught taking bribe in the recent past.

VIB officials said that according to a complaint lodged by Nikhil Kumar, a Katihar district resident, Mahto was demanding one per cent of the total payment to be made for road maintenance work worth Rs 83.52-crore for clearing the file, which came to around Rs 84 lakh. The deal was struck at Rs 80 lakh and the first instalment of Rs 16 lakh was to be paid on Monday at Mahto's residence in cash. The VIB veri...