Pradeep Pattanayak

The Vigilance sleuths on Thursday unearthed assets worth crores during simultaneous raids on the properties of the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) of Boudh district, Basanta Kumar Mohapatra over allegations of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

As per reports, simultaneous raids were carried out at 10 places linked to Mohapatra at 4 am on Thursday morning. The raids were underway at the time of reporting.

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The raids conducted by two Additional SPs, six DSPs, six Inspectors, and other staff are on the strength of search warrants issued by the Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.

During raids, following deposits over Rs 3.75 crore and assets of the crorepati RTO have been unearthed:

1)    Axis Bank, Bhubaneswar: Rs.2,11,79,000/-.

2)    ICICI Bank, Bhubaneswar: Rs.44,35,000/-

3)    SBI, Bhubaneswar: Rs.39,55,000/-

4)    Investment in NHAI capital Gain Bonds: Rs.48,00,000/-

5)    Insurance deposit in MAX Life: Rs.31,90,000/-

Details of properties as under 
1)    Flat No.307 at 3rd floor at Utkal Signature, Pahala, Bhubaneswar with area approx. 3000 Sqft. worth Rs 1 crore.

2)    Commercial shopping outlets No.4 & 5 at Utkal Kanika Galleria Mall, Gautam Nagar, Bhubaneswar with area approx 2500 Sqft. worth about Rs 2 crore.

3)    3-BHK flat No.B/83, 8th floor, Utkal Royal Residency, Kalpana Square, Bhubaneswar worth approx. Rs 1 crore.

4)    Advance Rs 1.35 crore paid to the Realtor by Mohapatra for purchase of 5-BHK flat vide flat No.2504, Block-4, Iconic Tower, Z-1 Estate, Kalarahanga, Bhubaneswar with area 1776 Sqft.

5)    Advance Rs 88 lakhs paid by Mohapatra to purchase a flat vide No.F-1002 in Ozone Elegant-WF-48 at Bengaluru city.

The value of the RTO’s assets may increase as the searches were continuing at the time of filing this report.


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