Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: The Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OPHWC) Deputy Manager, Pratap Kumar Samal has been suspended on Thursday, after he was arrested by vigilance on the charges of disproportionate assets.
Besides, a departmental proceeding has been initiated against him after his huge cache of illegal properties came to the forefront.
Sources said, The OPHWC authorities has put Samal under suspension in the afternoon as he was sent into judicial custody.
According to the office order issued by OPHWC head office, Pratap Kumar Samal, Dy. Manager (Civil) presently working at Head Office in Estimate Section as Dy. Manager (Estimate) is placed under suspension w.e.f. 10.11.2021 in connection with Vigilance P.S. Case No. 34 dated 10.11.2021 and forwarded to the judicial Custody.
Samal will draw normal D.A. & Suspension Allowance during the period of suspension. He has been attached to Head Quarter Cuttack Division and ordered not to leave the Head Quarter without permission of the concerned Project Manager.He will report to the Project manager, Cuttack Division after release from Judicial Custody, the notice said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Samal was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths on charges of amassing movable and immovable assets exceeding around Rs 14 crore, including 25 plots, a number of palatial buildings and other valuables.