Anganwadi worker in Odisha Vigilance net; assets worth Rs 2 crore found

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, May 27:

Odisha Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids at five places belonging to Anganwadi worker of Balabhadrapur village under Pattamundai block in Kendrapara district, Sourendri Pradhan on allegation of amassing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income.

According to reports, the raids were conducted by five Vigilance teams at her houses in Balabhadrapur, Kendrapara, Bhubaneswar and two other places.

Assets worth over Rs 2 crore were traced during the raids, a senior Vigilance official said.

The Cuttack Division officials detected 13 plots at different places in the name of Dhal and her family members, triple storied building in the name of her husband in Bhubaneswar, two Mahindra Bolero jeeps, a pick up van, a Chevrolet Tavera car, a two wheeler, 45 gram gold ornaments and over Rs 2 lakh cash.

Interestingly, Dhal had joined as Anganwadi Worker in 2008 with a monthly remuneration of Rs 4, 500. Currently, she was getting Rs 6, 500 as monthly remuneration.

On the other hand, investigation has started into the supplying of chhatua by a self-help group (SHG) operating from her house.

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