Odishatv Bureau

Bargarh: Vigilance sleuths today conducted raids at the office and residences of Assistant Engineer of Bhawanipatna Lift Irrigation Division, Rasananda Majhi and Assistant Engineer of Rengali Canal Sub-Division Ghanashyam Seth on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Acting on allegations against the two officials, the Vigilance team led by DSP BK Nayak conducted simultaneous searches at separate places.

Five teams of anti-corruption agency conducted simultaneous raids in five places, including Majhi's office in Narla, his residence in Bargarh and houses of his relatives at different locations.

Similarly, another five team of officials searched Seth's office in Rengali, his two storied residence, houses of his in-laws and his paternal house at Chikiti in Bargarh district.

"Raids are being conducted at the house of Rasananda Majhi in Shivanand Nagar on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Searches are also on in four other places," said Vigilance DSP Nayak adding that simultaneous raids are being conducted on Seth's house and four other places as well.

The exact amount of disproportionate assets unearthed in the raid will be known only after the searches are complete, an official said.

"I have been working since 32 years and have also taken loans. I pay income tax regularly", Seth said while refuting the allegations of disproportionate assets.