Crorepati Lady Teacher In Odisha Under Vigilance Scanner

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department on Thursday conducted simultaneous searches at multiple locations in connection with allegations of disproportionate assets amassed by a lady teacher of Unit-6 City School in Bhubaneswar.

Preliminary sources said that the anti-corruption wing has detected nine plots and two houses in the name of the teacher, Tilottama Mohanty. While the cost of one residential building belonging to Mohanty located in Uttara area in Bhubaneswar is estimated to be around Rs 40 lakh, the cost of another plot of land is said to be around Rs 39 lakh.

Vigilance sources informed that all plots were purchased after 2010 while Mohanty has deposited Rs 28 lakh in 18 LIC bonds. Notably, Mohanty’s husband is a LIC agent and efforts have begun to ascertain how Mohanty was able to create such assets within a span of ten years.

The anti-corruption wing has detected nine bank accounts with a cash deposit of Rs 32 lakh in one of the accounts.

“I have submitted all details and necessary documents to the Vigilance department. I have done nothing illegal,” said Tilottma Mohanty’s husband.

School and Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash, on the other hand, stated that as per reports in media, necessary action will be taken against the teacher as per law.

“Once an official is arrested and spends 48 hours in jail, there is provision of suspension and departmental proceedings,” Dash added.

Later, Mohanty was arrested by Vigilance department after assets worth Rs 1.45 crore allegedly disproportionate to her known sources of income were detected.