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Ramakanta Biswas

Sundargarh/Gajapati: An assistant executive engineer of public health department and a teacher have landed in the vigilance net for allegedly possessing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Vigilance officials on Tuesday conducted raids at six places including official residence and property belonging to one Narayan Pradhan, assistant executive engineer of the public health department in Sundargarh. Simultaneous raids were carried out in Sambalpur, Deogarh, Bhubaneswar and Angul too.

According to sources, documents of 25 lands owned by Pradhan were found during the searches carried out by six teams comprising 40 officials. While the cost of land located in Sambalpur is Rs 25 lakh, another sale deeds valued the price of a land at Rs 41 lakh.

Besides, 250 gram gold, two high-end cars, 18 insurance policies and other documents were found in possession of the assistant engineer during the searches.

Similarly, anti-corruption sleuths raided 12 places including house of Dusmanta Nayak, a government teacher from Erdela area in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district, following allegations of corruption and accumulation of disproportionate assets levelled against his name.

The teacher who is posted at Government Upper Primary School at S Routpur, owns eight houses. The Vigilance has traced property worth Rs 4 crore in possession of the teacher.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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