The sleuths of Odisha Vigilance department on Thursday conducted raids on the property of an official of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development (IDCO). Manoj Kumar Lenka, an assistant manager (civil) of IDCO, Bhubaneswar has been accused of amassing disproportionate assets.
Simultaneous raids were carried out on the property of Manoj Kumar Lenka, an assistant manager (civil) of IDCO, Bhubaneswar at several places in Khordha, Puri and Kendrapara districts.
Out of the total 398 vigilance cases registered across the nation in 2021, Odisha Vigilance registered 92 cases.
Searches are underway at Rout's triple-storey building at Kunheipada in Cuttack, his brother Arun Kumar Rout's house in Choudwar, house at his native village in Kendrapara and office in Dampada.
State Vigilance except sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the department should be brought under ambit of RTI, ordered the court while hearing petitions challenging 2016 order which kept Vigilance out of RTI purview.
Simultaneous searches are being conducted on the house and properties of Anadi Charan Sethi, Civil Supply Officer attached to State Headquarters.
The sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of Hindol in Dhenkanal district was on Wednesday caught by the Odisha Vigilance sleuths while taking a bribe of Rs 30,000.
The Odisha vigilance on Saturday arrested Rayagada Excise superintendent Nina Beura, a day after she was caught with unaccounted cash of Rs 6 lakh.
A 3 BHK flat at Royal Arcade, Bhubaneswar (Rs 37.02 lakh), another 3 BHK flat at Green Garden Apartment, Bhubaneswar (Rs 34.27 lakh), a single storeyed building in Bhubaneswar (Rs 28.28 lakh) and one four wheeler (Rs.7.97 lakh) also unearthed from Rout.
Vigilance teams led by five DSPs, 10 inspectors and other staff carried out simultaneous raids on the properties of Jagannath Rout, livestock inspector, Kalarahanga, Raghunathpur, in nine places in Khordha and Cuttack districts.
More than half of the total numbers of accused arrested in vigilance cases are walking out free.
The Odisha Vigilance on Thursday seized around Rs 2 crore from the house of Kartikeswar Roul and his second wife Kalpana Pradhan from a flat in Tata Ariana in Bhubaneswar.
Ashish Kumar Dash has purchased a flat worth of Rs 32,30,480 at Shantivaan Society in Belagachia of Cuttack in the name of his wife. He has also bought land at Baripal in Keonjhar district in her name.
Ramesh Chandra Pattnaik, who is posted at Thuamul Rampur police station of Kalahandi district, was apprehended by the sleuths of the anti-corruption unit today evening while accepting the bribe from a person (complainant) to facilitate him in an inquiry.
Similar raids were also carried out at Behera’s flat, registered in the name of Debasmita Behera (wife of Behera) in Utkal Heights at Pahala in Bhubaneswar.