Odisha Vigilance arrests Assistant Engineer in DA case in Sundargarh
The accused official Sanjay Kumar Behera was reportedly in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of 333 per cent of known sources of his income, which he could not account for satisfactorily.
Rourkela/Sundargarh: Odisha Vigilance has arrested an assistant engineer in the office of Superintending Engineer, Rural Works Division of Sundargarh district for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The accused official Sanjay Kumar Behera was reportedly in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of 333 per cent of known sources of his income, which he could not account for satisfactorily.
Official sources said a case has been registered against the accused and his spouse. He will be forwarded to the court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Sundargarh.
The anti-corruption bureau in a release stated that during house searches, movable and immovable assets
worth crores were unearthed in the name of Behera and his family members. The assets include:
1) 1 double storey 5,000 sqft building at Jagannathpur, Bhadrak town
2) 1 single storey building at native village Bonth in Bhadrak
3) 2 Plots in Bhadrak and Jajpur town.
i) A piece of land vide plot No.861/1728 under Khata No.290/797, Mauza-Jagannathpur, Bhadrak Town.
ii) A piece of land vide plot No.530/3818 under Khata No.771/781, Mauza- Chandama, Jajpur.
4) Bank, Postal deposits and Insurance deposits worth approx Rs 1.67 crores.
5) Gold jewellery approximately 200 gms.
6) Cash, 2 two wheelers & household articles worth approximately Rs 10.50 lakhs
Besides, Rs 81.80 lakh spent on medical education for his two children was also found. After thorough search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Behera were calculated and he was found in possession of disproportionate assets which were 333 per cent in excess of his known sources of income.
Investigation of the case is in progress, the release stated.