Manoj Kumar Jena

The Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested Chief Civil Supplies Officer (CCSO) Prashanta Kumar Gantayat on the charges of accumulating Disproportionate Assets (DA) in Bhubaneswar. 

According to sources, the vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous searches at properties of Gantayat in Bhubaneswar and Ganjam on Thursday. 

During the raid, the Vigilance officials found that Gantayat was in possession of two multi-storeyed buildings, two-flats, five plots including three in Bhubaneswar, deposits of Rs.1.48 Crore (approximate), gold weighing 536 gms, cash worth Rs.1.21 lakh,1 four wheeler.

According to reports, Gantayat will be produced before the Special Vigilance Court following his arrest.

The simultaneous searches were carried out by the special teams comprising eight DSPs, five Inspectors, and other staff of the Odisha Vigilance Department.