The AAP organised a district working committee meeting in Berhampur on Wednesday where the party leaders targeted the State government over unemployment and migration issue.
The Enforcement Directorate (RD) on Friday (Nov 26) questioned Shruti Panigrahi, daughter of Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi.
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday (Nov 29) for questioning in connection with the money laundering case. Earlier on Friday (Nov 26), his daughter, Shruti Panigrahi, was also called by the ED officials reportedly in connection with certain transactions in her bank account.
The legislator from Gopalpur had filed a petition in the apex court seeking registration of a criminal case against the Lokayukta for allegedly filing a 'non-existent' or 'forged' order of the Orissa High Court.
It may be noted that on December 3, 2020, the CID Crime Branch of Odisha Police had arrested Panigrahi in connection with a case of forgery, criminal conspiracy and other cyber offences.
The ED has also summoned Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and his daughter for questioning. Though the father-daughter duo had been summoned earlier for appearance, they failed to show up, hastening the agency to summon them for the second time.
A three-time MLA and a former minister, Pradeep Panigrahi was once a close aide of the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
The Orissa High Court has granted conditional bail to Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi in connection with a job fraud case. Panigrahi was granted bail with the condition of furnishing cash security of Rs 5 lakh and bail bond of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties.
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and Retired IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, both lodged at Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar, test positive for COVID19 on Friday. The duo has been isolated and initial treatment has begun, informed sources.
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted conditional bail to the expelled BJD leader and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi in connection with a fraud case filed by the State Crime Branch. The MLA was allowed to move out of the jail on two bail bonds of Rs 5 lakh each along with a cash […]
Cuttack: In a significant development, the Orissa High Court on Wednesday quashed a Lokayukta order for Vigilance inquiry into the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who had been arrested last year by the Crime Branch in connection with a cheating case involving Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak. Hearing […]
Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Court Wednesday granted bail to suspended IFS officer from Odisha Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash, post two months of their arrest. The bail has been granted by ‘default’ due to non-submission of the charge-sheet by the Vigilance. Today, the Pathaks were granted ‘default’ bail in the Disproportionate Assets case as […]
Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who has been arrested and presently lodged in Jharpada jail on the charges of complicity in the high-profile Tata Motors ‘recruitment fraud’ was on Tuesday subjected to two hours of marathon questioning in connection with his multi-crore financial transactions. Acting on a directive of Odisha Lokayukta, the anti-corruption wing officials […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested one Sarbeswar Rao, a close aide of arrested Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi in connection with the Tata Motors ‘recruitment fraud.’ Rao’s arrest came after the investigating agency found credible evidence regarding his involvement in the job fraud. He was earlier grilled by the probe agency for several hours […]
Bhubaneswar: Already neck deep in trouble over the alleged ‘Tata Motors’ job scam, arrested Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi sought to absolve himself of the charges against him while he was taken for production before the SDJM Court in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. “Wait and watch’ was Panigrahi’s impromptu retort when journalists sought a sound bite from […]
Bhubaneswar: Speculations are doing rounds that a possible Cabinet reshuffle for the first time in the fifth term of Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha is likely to take place in the next couple of days. If things go well, the State would witness Naveen’s Cabinet in a new look in the New Year. Sources closed […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta on Friday directed State Vigilance Directorate to probe into the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who was recently arrested by the Crime Branch for his alleged links with IFS officer Abhay Pathak and his son Akash. The directive came after the anti-corruption watchdog accepted the recommendations of Odisha […]
Bhubaneswar: The investigation into the alleged corrupt activities by Panigrahis and Pathaks is underway, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently referring the case to Odisha Lokayukta for a detailed probe. Now, days after being pulled up by MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s wife Sujata, senior BJD leader Arup Patnaik has finally opened up about the allegations against […]
Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, who was arrested by the Odisha Crime Branch on charges of forgery, fraud and criminal conspiracy on December 3, will have to stay in jail for some more time after a local court rejected his bail plea on Monday evening. The Additional District and Sessions Court (III), Bhubaneswar heard his […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday referred the corruption allegations against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi to Lokayukta for a detailed investigation. As per reports, it is the first corruption allegation referred by the State government to Lokayukta after its creation. It is pertinent to mention here that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) […]