ED to probe Odisha bureaucrat’s involvement in money laundering

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will probe the involvement of senior bureaucrat Ajay Kumar Das in alleged financial irregularities.

Sources said the ED has registered money laundering case against Das, the former Special Secretary of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department.

On August 13, the Vigilance arrested Das for amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income. During to a simultaneous raid in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Balasore, the sleuths identified several flats, a building and plots owned by him.

Besides, Rs 50.83 lakh bank savings and fixed deposit, more than 1 kg gold and silver jewellery, life insurance policies worth Rs 81.53 lakh and Rs 2.69 lakh cash were recovered from his possession.

His moveable and immovable assets are estimated to be worth more than Rs 3 crore, said an official.

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