Crorepati doctor arrested in asset case

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Keonjhar: Vigilance officials on Monday arrested ex-senior surgery specialist Jay Krushna Tripathy of the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital (DHH) on the allegation of amassing properties disproportionate to his known source of income.

The total properties in the name of the doctor was calculated to be Rs 1,36,96,000. Sources said while a case was registered in the name of both Tripathy and his wife, the latter has been granted anticipatory bail from the High Court. Hence, the Vigilance sleuths arrested only Tripathy.

The doctor has two three-storey buildings at CDA in Cuttack and in Keonjhar,sources added. Earlier, Tripathy was caught red-handed by Vigilance officers while taking bribe on December 17, 2014.

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