Odisha: Two Accountants arrested for amassing disproportionate assets

Cuttack: The Vigilance today arrested two accountants in Odisha on charges of amassing assets disproportionate known their sources of income, a day after conducting raids at places associated with them.

On the allegation of acquisition of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Nabin Chandra Bishoyi, Junior Accountant, office of DFO, Chilika Wild Life Division, Balugaon in Khordha district his residential triple-storied building at Berhampur, forest rest house at Chilika and office room at Balugaon were searched simultaneously yesterday by the officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division. The search warrants were issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur.

In course of search and inventory, Bishoyi was found in possession of assets worth Rs 1,11,02,876 including one triple-storied building, two numbers of plots, deposits in different Banks, two numbers of two wheelers, gold and silver ornaments, cash over Rs 1.4 lakhs and household articles.

After search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Bishoyi was calculated and he was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income to the tune of Rs.92,53,279.

As Bishoyi was found in possession of disproportionate assets which he could not account for satisfactorily, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. Case No.19 dt.7.11.2020 was registered against Bishoyi U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b)/12 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 for detailed investigation.
Bishoyi was arrested and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur. The remanded him to judicial custody till November 20.

The Vigilance also arrested Surjya Narayan Tripathy, Junior Accountant, office of D.F.O., Berhampur Forest Division in Ganjam district. His residential triple-storied building at Berhampur, flat at Berhampur, and office room at Berhampur were searched simultaneously yesterday by the officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division on the strength of Search Warrants issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur.

In course of search and inventory, Tripathy, was found in possession of assets worth Rs 59,70,933 including one triple-storied building, one flat, two numbers of plots, deposits in different Banks and Post offices, cash and household articles.

After search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Tripathy was calculated and he was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income to the tune of Rs 40,77,390.

As Tripathy was found in possession of huge disproportionate assets which he could not account for satisfactorily, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. Case No.20 dt.7.11.2020 was registered against Tripathy U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b) of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 for detailed investigation.

Tripathy was arrested and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur. The Court remanded him to judicial custody till 20.11.2020.

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