Patra had demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant on the pretext of appointing him as a ladder man with the office of SDO electrical TPSODL.
Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted raids in several parts of the state in separate cases on allegation of possession of disproportionate assets by two government officials.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Vigilance, R Prakash on Friday said that around 114 admit cards of aspiring candidates were recovered from Sahoo’s residence during searches on July 30, 2021.
The district manager of Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation (TDCC), Sundargarh was on Wednesday detained by Vigilance sleuths while he was on his way to Bhubaneswar with Rs 19 lakh unaccounted cash.
Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today carried out raids at the residence and office of forest ranger Sadhanan Sarangi at Khariar in the district and six other places including the house of his son-in-law Birendra Khara, an assistant engineer of Public Works Department (PWD) in Rayagada, on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of […]
Rairakhol: A sub-divisional Medical Officer (SDMO) was caught while accepting a bribe from a patient at the subdivision hospital here in Sambalpur district on Monday. The SDMO, Bipin Sahoo was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 5500 from the attendants of a patient. Sahoo allegedly demanded the illegal gratification for conducting an operation on the patient […]
Dhenkanal: The Inspector In Charge (IIC) of Nihal Prasad Police Station in Dhenkanal was arrested by vigilance sleuths for accepting a bribe of Rs 6000 on Friday. As per reports, the inspector, Chittaranjan Behera had demanded bribe from one Aintha Sethi whose daughter-in-law had lodged an FIR at the same police station against him, his […]
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 […]
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: The Odisha Lokayukta has ordered a Vigilance probe into breach of an embankment on the Kelua river in Ramapur area under Dharmasala block of Jajpur district, which was allegedly blown off using dynamites during floods in August last year. The Lokayukta has directed Vigilance Director to ensure that a preliminary inquiry under his supervision […]
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 […]
Bolangir: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at several places linked to the branch manager of Central Cooperative Bank in Titlagarh and Puintala panchayat executive officer (PEO) in Bolangir district on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. A team from Bolangir Vigilance division conducted searches in the houses and office of Sagar Rana, the manager […]
Bhubaneswar: The ADJ court, Bhubaneswar, on Thursday rejected the bail application of arrested IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak and his son Akash in connection with the fraud case lodged by Bhubaneswar-based travel agency Sky King. Earlier, the SDJM Court had remanded the tainted IFS officer to two-day custody after hearing a petition filed by the Commissionerate […]
Berhampur/Sonepur: Continuing its tirade against the corrupt officials in the State, the Odisha Vigilance on Thursday raided the houses and offices two government officials- an assistant executive engineer engaged in Rayagada Works Division and a panchayat executive office (PEO) of Sonepur- in connection with accumulation of disproportionate assets. The officials have been identified as Uddhab […]
Bhubaneswar/Ganjam: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested an Anganwadi worker and a senior clerk of Road and Building division for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of crores of rupees. Namita Dalai, an Anganwadi worker of Mangalbaram Petta-II in Ganesh Nagar of Old Berhampur was found in possession of moveable and immovable assets worth over Rs […]
Puri: The Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday raided houses and properties associated with one Sandhya Rani Bhatta- an Anganwadi worker engaged at Akshayadham Anganwadi Center at Baseli Sahi in Puri, on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income. As many as six teams of the Bhubaneswar Vigilance Division conducted simultaneous searches at […]
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: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recommended the Central Government for the compulsory retirement of ‘very corrupt and high-flying’ IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak. “It is for the first time that an All India Services Officer has been recommended by the Odisha Government for compulsory retirement on grounds of corruption,” stated CM Naveen in […]
Bargarh: A day after the vigilance sleuths discovered ‘ill-gotten’ properties worth crores from the possession a teacher in Gajapati district, the anti graft agency on Wednesday carried out similar raids at houses of a head-master in Bargarh district. Acting on a tip-off, the officials of the anti-corruption wing carried out searches at five places including […]
Sundargarh/Gajapati: An assistant executive engineer of public health department and a teacher have landed in the vigilance net for allegedly possessing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. Vigilance officials on Tuesday conducted raids at six places including official residence and property belonging to one Narayan Pradhan, assistant executive engineer of the public health […]
Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi directly took money from two applicants who had been conned in the massive recruitment scam allegedly committed by Akash Pathak on pretext of providing employment in Tata Motors, police said. Informing this, Crime Branch ADG Soumendra Priyadarshi on Saturday said, “So far, six persons who were duped by Akash Pathak […]
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 Commissionerate Police has moved a local court seeking remand of Akash Pathak for investigation into the allegations levelled by Sky King, a Bhubaneswar-based travel agency. The police will also investigate the cheating allegations against Akash who impersonated himself as the Managing Director of Tata Motors. The Sky King Travel agency registered a complaint […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta has directed the State Vigilance wing to investigate into the alleged scam in the purchase of PPE kits and masks by the Odisha Government, running into crores of rupees from the State exchequer. The vigilance department has been asked to complete the preliminary investigation and submit a report in this regard […]
Bhubaneswar: A senior police official on Saturday claimed that Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, who was recently arrested in connection with a recruitment fraud, was never an employee with Tata Motors. The officer, who is part of the team investigating the case against Akash, said that Tata Motors had been […]