Govt official in vigilance net

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested under secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Siba Prasad Dash was arrested for possessing disproportionate assets worth over Rs 4 crore. He was produced before the Special Vigilance Court today.

Earlier, the sleuths had raided his residence at Unit IX and another commercial complex at Janpath, Ashok Nagar here. He also owns flats and houses at Puri, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Total cost of his houses were estimated at Rs 2 crore.