Assistant Engineer in Odisha Vigilance net; bank and other deposits over Rs 1.61 Cr unearthed

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Engineer fell in the net of Odisha Vigilance for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

A team of Vigilance officials conducted raids at seven places simultanesouly in different locations on properties linked to Sanjay Kumar Behera, the Assistant Engineer of Rural Workds Division in Sundargarh district.

Sources said that the raid was carried out at his office in Sundargarh, official residence in Lephripada, rented house in Sundargarh, ancestral house at Bonth in Bhadrak district, his in-laws house at Sindol in Bhadark and residence at Bonth square in Bhadrak.

During searches, the Vigilance sleuths unearthed two buildings, two plots and bank, postal and insurance deposits of over Rs 1.61 crore in name of the Assistant Engineer and his family members.

Following assets were unearthed during searches:

1 double storeyed building over plinth area of 2,500 Sqft. at Jagannathpur, Bhadrak town.
2. 1 single storeyed building at native village Bonth, Dist-Bhadrak.
3. A piece of land vide plot No.861/1728 under Khata No.290/797, Mauza- Jagannathpur, Bhadrak Town.
4. A piece of land vide plot No.530/3818 under Khata No.771/781, Mauza- Chandama, Jajpur.
5. Bank, Postal deposits and Insurance Deposits over Rs. 1.61 Crore.
6. Gold weighing 200 Gms.
7. 2 two wheelers.

The measurement and valuation/assessment of the above building/plots is being carried out by Vigilance Technical Wing.

Till the last report came in, the searches were still underway.

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