But what left the Vigilance officials even more surprised was a whopping Rs 1.75 crore worth crypto currencies.
Five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs), 12 Inspectors, one Sub-Inspector, 11 ASIs and other staff including the constables carried out the raids in Khordha, Sambalpur and Bargarh.
Raids have been carried out on the property of Gangadhar Sahoo, who is posted at the office of block education officer (BEO) at Baunspal.
The Vigilance sleuths on Monday launched simultaneous raids at six places associated with Manas Ranjan Samal, Assistant Engineer of General Public Health Division-I, Bhubaneswar, following allegations that the officer has amassed property disproportionate to his known sources of income.
According to sources, simultaneous searches are being conducted in Cuttack, Jatani, Bhubaneswar, Jagatsingpur and Salipur by teams of the anti-corruption agency led by three DSPs, 11 Inspectors, two sub inspectors, five sub inspectors and other staff.
The vigilance officials have also unearthed a massive amount of cash from the locations as per the sources
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.
Upon seizure of bribe money, the DSP's properties were raided.
According to sources, simultaneous raids were carried out at six places linked to Pani including his house and office.
Vigilance department sleuths on Friday recovered cash and other properties following raids on the residence of Danardan Sahu, Physical Education Teacher (PET) at Sri Dibyasimha Bidyapitha at Jayantipur under Jarada police limits of Ganjam district.
As per initial reports, 28 plots including 7 plots in prime area of Bhubaneswar and 21 plots in prime area of Dhenkanal have been unearthed.
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.
Based on reliable inputs, a six-member team of the vigilance department led by DSP Somnath Barik carried out the raids at Jaleswar.
Sahoo was apprehended by the sleuths while accepting bribe of Rs 30,000 from the complainant, the Owner of a computer firm towards release of bill for supply of 10 computers to the office.
These two incidents suggest that the Odisha government’s claim of zero tolerance against corruption is nothing but hollow. And, corruption in the State seems to be at its peak despite big promises.