IFS officer lands in Vigilance net; raids at several places in Odisha, Mumbai

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today raided the office and residences of 1987-batch IFS Officer Abhay Kant Pathak at several places in Odisha, Mumbai and Bihar on charges of amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Currently, Pathak serves as Odisha Additional PCCF ( Plan, Program and  Afforestation).

On the strength of search warrants issued by Vigilance Special Judge Court Bhubaneswar, separate teams of the anti-corruption wing are conducting  the search drive at five places in Bhubaneswar, seven in Mumbai and Pune of Maharashtra.

Vigilance sources said about 150 officers and staff from different divisions of Odisha Vigilance and witnesses have been mobilized for the search operation. Searches are also underway at different places in Bihar and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

“In Pune, Pathak’s farm house at 115, Hill Town area in Bhugaon and a flat at God’s Blessings Apartment in Koregaon Park are being searched,” said sources.

However, the exact amount of disproportionate assets that the IFS officer has possessed will be ascertained after completion of the raid.

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