Action Against Corruption: Odisha Vigilance arrests 3 Sr. Officers

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Action Against Corruption: Odisha Vigilance arrests 3 Sr. Officers

October 10

In a major action against corruption, Odisha vigilance has arrested three senior  government officers for possessing unaccounted cash.

The arrested officers are: Bidhan Chandra Sahu, superintending engineer, Irrigation Baitarani Division, Salapada; Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, regional officer, State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Rourkela and Narottam Behera, another regional officer of the SPCB, Balasore.

As per the reports, a team of Odisha Vigilance had intercepted Bidhan Chandra Sahu at N.C. College Road in front of Covid Hospital, Jajpur town, while he was plying from Salapada to Cuttack by office Bolero vehicle. During interception, a sum of Rs.10,07,620/- (Rupees Ten Lakh Seven Thousand Six Hundred Twenty) was recovered from Sahu, which he could not account for satisfactorily. During search, cash of Rs.64,000/- from his residential house at Mahatab Road, Cuttack has been found. The entire amount totaling to Rs 10,71,620/- (Rupees Ten Lakh Seventy-one Thousand Six Hundred Twenty) has been seized.

It had intercepted Prakash Kumar Mohapatra at Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar, while he was returning from his office at Rourkela. During interception, a sum of Rs.1,75,810/- (Rupees One Lakh Seventy-five Thousand Eight Hundred Ten) was recovered from Mohapatra, which he could not account for satisfactorily.

Odisha Vigilance had intercepted Narottam Behera at Tangi check gate, Cuttack, while he was plying from Balasore to Bhubaneswar by hired Innova car bearing registration No.OD-02-C-9309. During interception, a sum of Rs.89,290/- (Rupees Eighty-nine Thousand Two Hundred Ninety) was recovered from Sri Behera, which he could not account for satisfactorily. During search, cash of Rs.9,25,000/- from his residential house at Satyanagr, Bhubaneswar has been found. The entire amount totaling to Rs 10,14,290/- (Rupees Ten Lakh Fourteen Thousand Two Hundred Ninety) has been seized.

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The investigation of all these cases are in progress.

 

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