Odisha engineer arrested on DA charges; here’s list of assets, valuables uncovered

Bhubaneswar: Superintending Engineer (SE) Biswabandhu Panigrahi was arrested by Odisha Vigilance on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The arrest was made a day after the anti-corruption sleuths conducted simultaneous raids and found disproportionate assets (DA) to the tune of 338% of his known sources of income including deposits over Rs 4 crore, 3 buildings, 6 plots in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak and jewleries approximately 421 gms, which he could not account for satisfactorily.

The Vigilance registered a case in this connection against the Biswabandhu Panigrahi, the SE at EIC Office of Bhubaneswar Public Health Division, and his wife under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b)/12 P.C. Amendment Act, 2018.

During the searches, the following movable and immovable assets worth Crores were unearthed in the name of Panigrahi and his family members;

1. Double storeyed building with area approx 2500 Sqft. over plot No.9505, House No.G/L-73 at VSS Nagar, Bhubaneswar.

2. Agreement made with Assotech and advance Rs. 39 Lakhs paid by Panigrahi to purchase 3-BHK Flat in name of his spouse in Tower No.B5-0202 of Assotech Pride, Rudrapur, Bhubaneswar.

3. One single storeyed building over plot No.1472/4523 at Mathasahi, Bhadrak.

4. 6 plots in prime area of Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak were found.

5. Bank, Postal & Insurance deposits worth Rs.4.02 Crore.

6. Cash Rs.3,18,000/-.

7. Gold jewellery weighing approx 421 gms including 269 gm gold found from locker.

8. 1 four wheeler & 4 two wheelers and household articles worth approx Rs.17 Lakhs.


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