Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance officials today raided multiple places in connection with allegation against Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Assistant Executive Engineer, GPH Division-II, Bhubaneswar regarding possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Sleuths of the anti-corruption agency conducted simultaneous searches at 6 places– a double-storied building at Nayapalli here, an apartment over plot No. 51, Kanchilo, Nuagaon, Balianta, a single-storied house at Naharakanta, Balianta, Bhubaneswar, office chamber of Pradhan located at GPH, Division-II, Unit-III, Bhubaneswar, a house of his relative at Kurunti, Balianta, and his native place at Ayodhya Nagar, Berhampur– on the strength of search warrants issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.
In course of search and inventory, the sleuths came to known Pradhan was in possession of assets worth Rs 6,53,86,710 including 48 numbers of one bed room flats, two numbers of double-storied buildings, one single room house, eight numbers of plots, two four wheelers, deposits in different banks, investment in insurance policies, gold and silver ornaments, cash and household articles.
There are three registered companies in the name of his son as Director. Two of the companies deal with real estate and construction and the third company deals with food processing and preservation.