Odisha: Vigilance traces properties worth Rs Rs 3.35 crore of Brajrajnagar Municipality Executive Officer

2/09/2020 at 9:17 PM

Jharsuguda, Aug 28: Vigilance sleuths have traced properties worth Rs 3.35 crore of Brajrajnagar Municipality Executive Officer Dillip Kumar Patel.

Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday have conducted raids at six locations including the office of Patel on allegation of acquisition of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income.

Patel was found in possession of assets worth Rs 3.35 crore crore including 14 plots worth Rs 1.65 crore in Jharsuguda, one petrol pump at Jharsuguda, cash worth Rs 22.54 lakh and bank deposits worth Rs 59.85 lakh.

Vigilance sleuths said that the search process is still continuing. “ The simultaneous searches were conducted on the basis of a court warrant and further investigation in the case is continuing. We are ascertaining the actual income of the officials,” said a vigilance official.  He also said that the income of the official would be calculated to ascertain the gap between the cost of assets and actual income.

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