Convict Budhuni Minz, a former sub-inspector of Mahila police station in Rourkela, is presently posted at the office of Superintendent of Police, Keonjhar.
Including pending cases from previous years, the total cases under investigation under PCA stood at 1738. The State Vigilance could file charge sheets in only 153 cases. The charge sheeting rate is just around 9 per cent (8.8%)
Kabita Mathan, an Anganwadi worker of Koradakanta centre in Bhubaneswar, was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths along with her husband after she was found in possession of disproportionate assets.
Four teams comprising two DSPs, five inspectors and other staff of Odisha Vigilance carried out the raids at five places in Bhadrak and Balasore district.
As many as 11 people including a former additional Tehsildar have been booked for their alleged involvement in illegal conversion of kisam of land from Jalasaya (water body) to Sarada (agricultural land) in Dhenkanal district.
Odisha government on Monday effected compulsory retirement of Biranchi Narayan Sahoo who has been arrested in connection with a vigilance case.
Yeshwant Kumar Jethwa has been appoiinted as the Director, State Vigilance. The post was earlier held by Debasis Panigrahi, who recently succumbed to post-Covid-19 complications.
Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department on Tuesday submitted a preliminary report to Odisha Lokayukta in connection with the multi-crore Covid-19 PPE kits and masks procurement irregularities. A three-member bench will take up the matter for hearing on March 26, informed complainants Sushant Padhi and Sudarsan Das. Padhi, the chairman of Odisha Bikash Parishad and Das, a […]
Puri: The Vigilance sleuths on Friday conducted simultaneous raids on the houses and offices of former revenue inspector (RI) Basanta Kumar Mohanty of Balukhanda RI circle in Puri district on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Several teams of the anti-graft officials carried out searches at eight places including Mohanty’s house at Friends Club in Puri, […]
Nabarangpur/Kandhamal: Two government officials from Odisha have landed in Vigilance net on graft charges in two separate developments in the State in the last two days. Vigilance officials on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at the houses and office of Himanchal Bagh, Gram Rozgar Sevak of Singhsari GP under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district for allegedly […]
Bhubaneswar: For the Naveen Patnaik-led ruling BJD, in order to fulfil the State government’s avowed slogan of ‘zero-tolerance against corruption’, the Odisha government need to tread the UP way. The Odisha Vigilance’s anti-corruption crusade for long has only stumbled upon the minnows (Class-III employees) in the government hierarchy for stacking up disproportionate assets worth crores […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite State Vigilance terming the IFS Abhay Pathak arrest a prized catch, the weak point of Odisha Vigilance continued. In the year 2020, the conviction rate in the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) in Odisha dropped to a new low. When over the years (2015-19) it has been observed that in more than half […]
Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday carried out raids on the property of a bank manager, a college demonstrator and a junior clerk in connection with disproportionate assets case. A four-member team from Sambalpur vigilance division raided the house and property of Sudhir Nanda, account manager of Bolangir central cooperative bank for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Vigilance department on Wednesday requested the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax department to investigate into the financial transactions of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash under Prevention of Money laundering Act and Benami Transaction act. The anti-corruption wing, which unearthed Rs 14.77 crore in the bank accounts of […]
Balasore: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday raided the district civil supplies officer of Balasore on charges of accumulating disproportionate assets in his name. A team of the anti-corruption wing conducted search at district CSO Raja Ali’s office in Balasore. During the inspection, the Vigilance team unearthed cash of around Rs 2.34 lakh from his office. This […]
Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested an assistant executive engineer after detecting property worth around Rs 6.50 crore in his name here in the capital city of Odisha. SP, Vigilance, M Radha Krishna informed that this is probably the biggest seizure of disproportionate assets belonging to a government official in the history of the State […]
Bhubaneswar: Vigilance officials on Tuesday raided an assistant executive engineer in the capital city on charges of accumulating property disproportionate to his known sources of income. As per sources, teams of the anti-corruption wing conducted raids to detect disproportionate assets of Bhubaneswar GPH Division-II assistant executive engineer Rabindra Nath Pradhan. The procedure was initiated based […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta, the State’s highest anti-corruption ombudsman organization has expressed interest to take over the reins of the State Vigilance department. Issuing its first annual report, the Lokayukta has said that it will function more effectively in curbing corruption, if the Directorate of Vigilance of the Government which is currently under the ambit of […]
Bhubaneswar: Ajay Kumar Das, special secretary to Revenue and Disaster Management department, was on Thursday arrested by Odisha Vigilance on charges of possessing disproportionate assets. The vigilance team made the arrest a day after carrying out raids at different locations in connection with a disproportionate assets case. During the search at several places, Das was […]
Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested Chilika Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Alok Ranjan Hota on disproportionate asset charges. According to sources, Hota was arrested for accumulating property worth over Rs 1 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income. On Monday, teams of anti-graft agency had conducted simultaneous raids at five places including Hota’s official […]
Kalahandi: Vigilance sleuths took Civil Supplies Officer (CSO) of Kalahandi, Siba Shankar Dora into custody after unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1.10 lakh was recovered from his vehicle on Wednesday. Acting on a tip off, a team of Kalahandi Vigilance division led by DSP Satyaban Mahananda intercepted Dora’s vehicle near Hill Town in […]
Bhawanipatna: Days after conducting raids at his house, Odisha Vigilance officials arrested former BJD MLA Anam Naik on Thursday. Naik was arrested on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, informed sources at Jeypore Vigilance office. On January 17, the anti-corruption officials had conducted simultaneous raids in two places including Naik’s […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as CM Naveen Patnaik has so assiduously decided to go for ‘Mo Sarkar’ and 5T in 2019, the big NCRB blooper has been Odisha figured among the handful of states like Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir, who didn’t provide the 2018 data regarding Prevention of Corruption Act -1988 to NCRB. While NCRB […]
Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department has registered cases against 6,817 government officials on several corruption charges, informed Odisha Chief Minister at the State Assembly on Monday. While replying to a written question by MLA Sudhir Samal, Patnaik informed the House that the anti-corruption wing has registered cases against 895 Class –I officers till September 30, 2019. […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 52 disproportionate asset cases and 84 misappropriation cases have been registered so far in 2019, revealed Director of Odisha Vigilance, Debasish Panigrahi on Friday. While addressing a function at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar marking the observance of Vigilance awareness week, Panigrahi said, “In 2019 till October 31, the state vigilance has […]