Conspiracy Against Me, Can Give Ample Proof: IFS Officer Pathak

Bhubaneswar: Arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak today told media that he has been a victim of conspiracy and can provide sufficient evidence to prove himself innocence.

He also claimed that his arrested son Akash is still a staffer of Tata company.

Responding to persistent media queries after being reproduced before the Special Vigilance Court here today afternoon as his three-day police remand ended, the senior IFS officer reiterated that he has fallen prey to conspiracy.

He also claimed stressfully that he possesses sufficient proof to evince his innocence against all the allegations and charges levelled.

Defending his son Akash, the IFS officer also averred that he is still an employee of Tata company.

Notably, Abhay has been arrested by the State Vigilance for possessing massive disproportionate assets and Akash has been arrested by the Crime Branch in connection with the Tata company job fraud case while both have been remanded to judicial custody till December 9. Apart from the father-son duo, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi has also been arrested for allegedly having unholy nexus with their illegal modus operandi.