Crime branch sleuths raid OOA office

Cuttack: A 20-member team of Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch police raided three places including office premises of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) in the city on Saturday.

The team led by Crime Branch (CB) SP Rajendra Pattnaik searched files and records of activities of OOA. During the raid Ashirbad Behera, Secretary of OOA was also questioned at the sports body’s office.

Besides, premises of Odisha Football Association and Barabati Palace were searched.

Yesterday, a team of sleuths under the supervision of a DSP examined the papers seized from the OOA by the Cuttack Sadar tehsildar on Sunday.

Notably, last week, the Orissa High Court directed the CB to investigate into allegations of illegal and fraudulent activities of OOA submit a report within three months.