Disproportionate assets allegations brought against Odisha CM’s private secretary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary VK Pandian has been charged with amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Inter Continental Association of Lawyers has brought the allegations against Pandian and a notice in this regard has been sent to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, which is under the purview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said.

The CBI and ED have also been issued copies of the notice, revealed sources.

The notice mentions the allegations made by former minister Damodar Rout that Pandian has accumulated disproportionate assets worth Rs 700 crore.

Debasish Mishra, President, Inter Continental Association of Lawyers said “The private secretary of Odisha Chief Minister, has been issued notice for amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 700 crore which is more than is known sources of income. The matter needs to be investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI.”