Vigilance arrests crorepati PS chairperson

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday night arrested Khandapada Panchayat Samiti (PS) chairperson Sisir Kumar Sahu on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and forwarded him to court.

The anti-corruption wing of the Odisha Police on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at several places, including the house of Sahu, and found properties worth Rs 8.27 crore in the name of the chairperson.

According to Vigilance sources, the investigating team found three three-storeyed buildings, three luxury vehicles, cash and gold jewellery during the raid.

Besides, the Vigilance also found that Sahu was running a sawmill, a construction company named Subhashree Home Private Limited, timber and marble business illegally.

Out of the Rs 8.27 crore properties seized from Sahu, Rs 5.19 crore has been established as disproportionate to his income, said a Vigilance official.