129 Odisha Class-I Officers Caught Amassing Illegal Money In Last 5 Yrs

Bhubaneswar: As many as 129 Class-I officers in Odisha have been caught by the Vigilance for amassing illegal money in the last five years between 1st of January 2016 and 31st of December 2020, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

In a written reply to a query from Congress Member Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Patnaik said that in the last five years between 1st of January 2016 and 31st of December 2020 the Vigilance has registered 507 cases in the State on charges of accumulation of illegal money.

In 125 out of the aforementioned cases registered by the Vigilance, 129 Class-I officers have been caught, Patnaik added.

The Chief Minister told that necessary steps are being taken for a speedy trial of Vigilance cases.

He further informed that currently, the adjudication process of cases is underway in 19 Vigilance courts and added that there is no proposal to open more Vigilance courts in the State.