Utkal University Senior Assistant arrested for amassing disproportionate assets

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance sleuths today arrested a Senior Assistant of Zoology Department of Utkal University on charges of acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Following his arrest, Mishra was forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar. The Court remanded him to jail custody till January 2, 2021.

In course of search and inventory, the sleuths found Senior Assistant, Ashok Kumar Mishra in possession of assets worth Rs 1,38,27,755 including one triple-storied building, two numbers of double-storied buildings including LIG house, one single-storied building, fourteen numbers of shop rooms, four numbers of plots, one motor cycle, deposits in different banks, gold and silver ornaments, cash of over 3.5 Lakhs and household articles.

On December 19, raids were undertaken at the houses, native place and office room of the Senior Assistant on the strength of search warrants issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.

Vigilance P.S. Case No.40 dt.20.12.2020 was registered against the Senior Assistant U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b) PC Act, 1988 as amended by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 for detailed investigation.

An official said investigation into the case is on.

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