An engineer who was already suspended was arrested by the police in Kanpur. He was involved in an 8-year-old corruption case worth Rs 2.11 crore. He was arrested on Tuesday.
Identified as Arun Mishra, he was an accused in the Rs 2.11-crore scam wherein the construction of a road between Chakeri and Pali was shown on papers fraudulently, as per the police reports.
Subsequently, the state government had sanctioned the prosecution of Mishra and several others, including the then assistant engineer Nagendra Singh and junior engineer S.K. Verma.
The other accused had approached the Allahabad High Court following which the Court issued a stay for the arrest.