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Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday have carried out raids at the residences and offices of three officials at several places in the State over disproportionate assets cases.

The anti-graft agency has conducted raids on the house of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) working at a court in Tirtol in Jagatsinghpur district on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The raids have been conducted at four places including the house of the ASI, identified as Rabi Senapati at Makundpur in Tirtol of Jagatsinghpur district, officials said.

In separate incident, the anti-corruption agency has conducted searches at the residence of Ramesh Panda, a retired driver of Indravati Project at Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district. The searches have been carried out at two places simultaneously, the raiding team said. Panda has been charged with accumulating properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.

In another similar case, an employee of WESCO (Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha) has been trapped in the vigilance net in Bolangir district. Bibhuti Shankar Bindhani, who allegedly amassed wealth beyond his known sources of income, has been raided by the vigilance department. Searches have been conducted at his residence and office near Circuit House in Bolangir, officials informed.

Earlier on Tuesday, the vigilance department officials carried out raids at the residence and office of Kailash Chandra Mohanty who works as a demonstrator at Chikiti College in Gajam district for allegedly accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The anti-corruption sleuths conducted  simultaneous searches at six places including Mohanty’s residence in Berhampur, flat at Berhampur, house  at Bhubaneswar, native house and relative’s at Chikitigarh in Ganjam district and office room at Chikiti College.

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