Pradeep Pattanayak

Tightening its noose around the neck of corrupt officials, Odisha Vigilance officials on Tuesday raided the properties of Jagatsinghpur’s Deputy Collector on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. 

On the strength of search warrants issued by the Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar, the raids are being conducted on the properties of Chittaranjan Pilla, the Deputy Collector, Jagatsinghpur District. Vigilance teams comprising two DSPs, 14 inspectors, six ASIs and other staff are carrying out simultaneous raids at nine places linked with the Deputy Collector.  

Below given are the nine places:

1) Flat No.207, Block-3(B), 2nd floor, Space Town Apartment (Ms Harsapriya Construction Pvt. Ltd), At-Gadakan-25, PS-Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar.

2) Flat No.101, Harsapriya Enclave (Saraswati), At- Rangamatia, PO-Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar.

3) Flat No.202, Sai Anumadana Re, At-Nuagaon, PO- Chandaka, PS- Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar.

4) Flat No.101,Type-A, Block-IV, 1st floor, At-Sunahat, Balasore.

5) Flat No.103, Type-A, Block-IV, 1st floor, At-Sunahat, Balasore.

6) One double-storied building at  SonepurTown, Unit-1, Tahasil/Dist- Sonepur.

7)  House at native village located at-Naighati, PO- Pratappur, PS- Baliapala, Balasore.

8) Temporary residence of Sri Pilla, located at Jagatsinghpur.

9) Office located at Collectorate, Jagatainghpur.  

The total value of Pilla’s moveable and immovable properties is yet to be ascertained as the raids are underway.


(Reported by Alok Mohanty, OTV)