Odisha Vigilance nabs official for carrying unaccounted cash

Puri: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Puri District Education Officer (DEO) Hrushikesh Kandi on charges of acquisition and possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Sources said the anti-graft officials recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1.11 lakh from Kandi’s Government vehicle yesterday. When the DEO failed to provide information regarding the source of the huge cash, the Vigilance team detained him for interrogation.

The officials later conducted raid at several places associated with the Government official. However, the exact amount of disproportionate assets possessed by the DEO is yet to be ascertained.

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