Odisha Engineer arrested by Vigilance for amassing disproportionate assets

Cuttack: A day after conducting simultaneous searches at different places associated with Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Assistant Executive Engineer of GPH Division-II, the Vigilance today arrested him on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and forwarded to the court.

When Pradhan failed to give satisfactorily account of his disproportionate assets, the Vigilance registered a case against him. After his arrest, Pradhan was forwarded to the court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar which rejected his bail plea. Pradhan was sent to judicial custody till November 3, 2020.

Earlier in the day, after search, inventory and further inquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Pradhan was calculated and he was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the known source of income to the tune of Rs 5,21,08,450 which constitutes about 241% of his known sources of income.

Yesterday during the raids the sleuths came to know Pradhan was in possession of 48 one bed room flats, two double-storied buildings, one single room house, eight plots, two four wheelers, deposits in different banks, investment in insurance policies, gold and silver ornaments, cash and household articles which together amounted to Rs 6.58 crore.

Investigation into the case is on.

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