Over Rs 2 crore property found in possession of Math Asst Professor in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Property  worth over Rs 2 crore has so far been detected in the name of Assistant Professor of Mathematics at College of Engineering and Technology (CET) in Ghatikia area here during a raid conducted by Vigilance today.

However, the exact amount of disproportionate assets that the Assistant Professor, Dr Prasana Kumar Mishra, has possessed will be ascertained after completion of the raid by the anti-graft officials.

Mishra’s wife Supriya Mishra works as a Biotechnology lecturer at the CET and has many property in her name as well, sources said.

During the raid, a three-storied house worth Rs 61 lakh and a four-storied under-construction building worth Rs 91 lakh in Khandagiribari area here and deposits of Rs 25 lakh in eight bank accounts were detected.

In course of search and inventory, Prasanna Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor was found in possession of assets worth Rs 2.19 crore including two numbers of four-storied buildings, one double-storied building, two numbers of plots, two numbers of two-wheelers, deposits in different banks, post offices and investment in insurance policies, gold and silver ornaments, cash and household articles.

It is suspected that the Assistant Professor might have collected bribe from students during evaluation of answer sheets and admission.

Early this morning, Vigilance officials raided his house  on charges of acquisition and possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Raids were also conducted at Mishra’s village at Kalupada Ghat in Khordha district, office rooms of Mishra and his wife.

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