Manoj Kumar Jena

The Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted raids on the properties of a Junior Engineer (JE) of the Water Resources Department, CADA division in Malkangiri district on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. 

Simultaneous searches were conducted on the properties linked to Sanjay Kumar Mohanty by the Vigilance officials at seven places in Khordha (Bhubaneswar), Balasore and Malkangiri districts. An additional SP, three DSPs, eight inspectors, eight ASIs and other staff were part of the raid.

Mohanty has been accused of demanding higher PC (percentage commission) from contractors. Those who failed to pay up were denied contracts, it was alleged. 

After learning about the irregularities and receiving complaints against Mohanty, the Vigilance sleuths conducted raid on his properties.

According to the sources, the vigilance sleuths verified some documents at Mohanty's residence in Malkangiri. The raids were also carried out at his in-law’s house in Bhubaneswar’s Pokhariput.

As per initial reports, around Rs 1 lakh has been seized from his residence in Malkangiri and the raids are still underway. 

Further details into the matter are awaited.