Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday carried out raids on the property of a bank manager, a college demonstrator and a junior clerk in connection with disproportionate assets case.

A four-member team from Sambalpur vigilance division raided the house and property of Sudhir Nanda, account manager of Bolangir central cooperative bank for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Nanda's two houses and office chamber were searched and cash, jewellery and other valuables were recovered.

The valuation of property detected in possession of Nanda and his family members is underway.

Similarly, the vigilance officials raided the residence and other property of Kailash Mohanty, demonstrator of Chikiti College in Ganjam district. During searches at six locations including Bhubaneswar, Berhampur and Chikiti, the anti-corruption agency unearthed lakhs worth of disproportionate assets.

Moreover, Rohitas Bag, a junior clerk of Angul rural drinking water supply department also came under the scanner of the vigilance for accumulating assets beyond his legal sources of income. Bag's government quarters, residential house at Athamallick and factory at Boudh were simultaneously raided.

On the other hand, suspended clerk of education office in Bolangir, Pramod Rath was arrested by the Vigilance today. He was accused of misappropriating funds by furnishing forged documents. Cash worth over Rs 8 lakh and six Royal Enfield bikes were seized from his possession.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)