Disproportionate Assets: Vigilance Sleuths Swoop Down On Puri Jailor’s Office, Houses

**Puri:** Jailor of the district jail here is now under Vigilance scanner for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Five teams of Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at 5 places associated with jailor Surendra Prusty of Puri District Jail.

Led by Vigilance DSP Prashant Dwivedi, the teams conducted simultaneous raids at the jailor’s office and government quarters here, at his Bhubaneswar Bapuji Nagar-based house as well as his ancestral house in Jajpur district.

The raids were still on till the filing of this report.

Briefing media, Puri Vigilance Division Inspector Biswa Prakash Pattnaik said, “On the allegations of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, today we are conducting simultaneous raids on the belongings of Puri jailor Surendra Prusty. Raids on his own village in Jajpur district, house at Bapuji Nagar, Puri Mali Sahi house. In both the places he has built three-storeyed buildings. Besides, his official residence and office. Total 32 officials from both Puri and Bhubaneswar Vigilance wings are conducting raids. In each team there are 7-8 sleuths. We have government witnesses also with us during our raids. We’ve got hint of a bank locker, but yet to be opened. Running bank accounts have been collected. We’ve not yet hit upon any fixed deposits. We are also yet to receive bank statement. We make confidential enquiry. Hope his assets may cross Rs 1 crore.”