Asset case: Vigilance raids houses of Puri Jail Superintendent

Puri: The Vigilance today conducted simultaneous raids at the houses and office of Puri Jail Superintendent Karna Pradhan on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.

The sleuths led by the Vigilance DSP raided at five places including Karna’s office, quarters and a house at Matiapada.

A team also searched the jail official’s house at Nayapalli and ancestral home at Junei in Konark.

Sources said the sleuths seized Rs 1 lakh cash, bank passbooks and some incriminating documents from Karna’s official quarters located on the premises of the jail during the search.

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When asked about the searches, Karna told media persons, “I don’t know anything. The vigilance is undertaking the raid at my quarters,” adding he doesn’t have houses elsewhere except one in Puri.

Elaborating on the searches Prashant Divedi, DSP, Vigilance, said, “The raid at the jail official’s residence is going on for amassing disproportionate assets.”