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Odisha IFS officer DA case: Vigilance requests ED and IT dept for further probe

2/12/2020 at 8:10 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 2: The Vigilance has sought assistance from Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate for further probe into disproportionate assets case of senior IFS Abhay Kant Pathak.

Pathak was arrested on November 27 along with his son Akash for amassing properties disproportionate to his source of income.   

“In view of huge cash deposits of Rs 14.77 crore in the three bank accounts of Akash Kumar Pathak and in absence of any income tax returns, there is prima-facie indication of tax evasion. There is also suspicion of benami transactions and properties. As such, the State Vigilance has referred the matter to Income Tax Department for investigation under Income Tax Act, 1961 and Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988. Similarly, in view of suspicion of money laundering activities, the matter has also been referred to Enforcement Directorate for undertaking investigation under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002,” said an official.

The investigating agency today took both Pathak and his son under three days of remand for further investigation.  

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