The Odisha Vigilance on Sunday arrested Jaleswar Block Growth Officer (BDO) Ashwini Kumar Das after he couldn’t account for satisfactorily concerning the alleged possession of belongings value round Rs 5 crore detected throughout raids yesterday.
Subsequent to his arrest, Das was forwarded to the Court docket of Particular Choose, Vigilance, Cuttack.
Based on a launch by the Vigilance Directorate, a was registered in opposition to Das and his partner underneath Part 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) b of PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amended)Act, 2018/34 IPC.
On the allegation of Das having possessed belongings disproportionate to his identified sources of revenue, simultaneous raids have been performed on Saturday at six locations in Cuttack, Balasore and Kendrapara by as many groups led by 5 DSsP, 9 inspectors and different employees.
The raids have been carried out on the power of search warrants issued by the Court docket of Particular Choose, Vigilance, Cuttack.
After an intensive search and additional inquiry, the revenue, expenditure and belongings of Das have been calculated and it was discovered that he had possessed disproportionate belongings to the tune of approx Rs 5 crore, which is 450 % greater than his identified sources of revenue.
The Vigilance sleuths had unearthed 24 Plots within the prime areas of Cuttack and Kendrapara districts, a triple-storeyed constructing at Kalapada, 42 Mouza, Cuttack value approx Rs.1.22 crore, a double-storeyed constructing at Jhinkiria, Sri Krishna Vihar, 42 Mouja, Cuttack value Rs.1.10 Crore (approx), one brick manufacturing facility at Kalapada, Cuttack, Rs 1.7 lakh in money, gold jewelry weighing approx 330 gms and silver jewelry weighing over 1.1 Kg through the raid.