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Odisha Vigilance unearths properties worth Rs 107.6 crore in 92 DA cases in 2021

12/01/2022 at 5:05 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: Odisha Vigilance in 2021 has registered 267 criminal cases against 475 persons including 46 Class-I officers, 40 Class-II officers, 231 Class-III employees, 4 Class-IV employees, 58 other public servants and 96 private persons. This was higher than the registration of 245 cases in 2020.

Out of 267 cases registered in 2021, 92 cases were instituted for acquisition of disproportionate assets (DA) against 111 public servants and 44 private persons. The total disproportionate assets in all the 92 cases stand at Rs 107.60 crore. As many as 12 DA cases were registered against Class-I officers and 17 DA cases were registered against Class-II officers.

Similarly, 15 government officers (8 Class-I, 4 Class-II officers & 3 Class-III employees) were intercepted while carrying unaccounted cash of Rs 58.84 lakh.

During the year, 77 misappropriation cases relating to misappropriation of public money were registered against 213 persons, including 163 public servants and 50 private persons, involving misappropriation of public funds amounting to about Rs 8.32 crore. Misappropriation cases were registered against 19 Class-I officers, 10 Class-II officers, 97 Class-III employees, 37 other public servants and 50 private persons.

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