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Senior IFS in Odisha has deposited Rs 9.4 crore in his son’s bank account: Vigilance

26/11/2020 at 8:45 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 25: The Vigilance so far has traced properties worth crores of Additional PCCF of Plan, Program & Afforestation Abhay Kant Pathak.

The Vigilance on Wednesday has raided places at 13 locations including Bhubaneswar, Pune and Mumbai on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.

“It has been ascertained that cash deposits of about Rs 9.4 crore have been made in the bank accounts of his son, out of which about Rs 8.4 crore has been deposited at Bhubaneswar. The huge money deposits have been mostly made through ATMs at Saheed Nagar and Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar,” said an official.

Besides the investigating agency has found costly vehicles like Mercedes, BMW and Tata Harrier and three costly Yamaha FZ5 motorcycles of being registered in the name of his son, who has also been hiring costly vehicles on rent.

“At the time of search at Pune, three vehicles including two Mercedes were found to have been taken on hire by him. So far, vehicle hiring charges to the tune of Rs 25 lakh approximately has been ascertained. Similarly, more than Rs 1 crore has been paid towards house rent of the luxury flats and the farm house. Hotel bills of more than Rs 90 lakh at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and advance booking amount of Rs 20 lakh at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur in Rajasthan have also been paid,” added the official.

The foreign travel details of tours to Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Maldives have also been obtained by the investigating agency. “Charter flight bills worth nearly Rs 3 crore involving travel from and to cities like Pune, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Juhu, Mumbai, Jamshedpur and Delhi have also been recovered,” further said the official.

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