Anna effect:Dispensary in IAS house

Bhubaneswar: In a historic step, the first of its kinf in the state, the state government today decided to convert the confiscated house of former IAS officer Sanjiv Ray at Gandamunda on the outskirts of the capital city. The anti-corruption wing had sealed the house in question after Sanjiv Ray was found guilty in a disproportionate asses case by the special vigilance court. The commissionerate police had to literally drive out Sanjiv Ray and his family from the house during eviction.

Sanjiv Ray was awarded jail term by the court in the disproportionate case. Sanjiv reportedly had amassed wealth worth Rs 15,48,017 which was beyond his known sources of income. The vigilance court had on August 20 ordered to condiscate his house following which Sanjiv had moved the Odisha high court pleading that the house should not be auctioned. The court too has seized several bank accounts of the former IAS officer.

Meanwhile, the chief minister in his key note address during the celebration of the Vigilance Week has said that henceforth all such confiscated property would be used for public purpose, The state vigilance department has said that it has appealed to different courts to confiscate 27 such ill-gotten property in the entire state.