4 Odisha government officials in Vigilance Net, properties worth Crore unearthed



Stepping up its action against corrupt officials, Vigilance detectives on Thursday raided the homes of several government officials and unearthed properties of disproportionate value to their known sources of income.

During a house search on Thursday, detectives unearthed assets worth over Rs 2.51 crore belonging to the division’s deputy executive engineer Nayagarh Ranapur RD.

Likewise, the anti-corruption wing has traced properties worth over Rs 1.3 crore belonging to the section officer of the Subarnapur Collector’s office during a raid.

Sambalpur Paramanpur RI was detained by detectives when he allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 15,000.

Likewise, RI from Dudhari circle in Semliguda Tehsil in Koraput district was allegedly caught in the act of accepting a bribe of 10,000 rupees.

Recently, the Odisha government ordered the mandatory retirement of eight other officers on Friday, including three from the Odisha Administrative Services (OAS). The state has so far taken action against 130 babus for corruption and inefficiency.

Ramachandra Jena, former tehsildar and deputy registrar in charge of Nimapara; OAS Gaurang Charan Mohanty, OAS officer Alphonse Bilung; Bidhan Chandra Sahu, former Superintendent Engineer of Baitarani Division of Kendujhar Irrigation Department, and Meena Patra, Child Development Project Manager (CDPO) of Integrated Child Development Program (ICDS) in Vishwanathpur under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi.

In addition, Puspanchali Rath, CDPO of ICDS from Thuamul Rampur bloc in Kalahandi district; Ajjit Kumar Mohapatra, former deputy superintendent of excise in Deogarh and cashier at Tihidi block in Bhadrak district, Prabhakar.



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