Forester Under Vigilance Scanner In Disproportionate Assets Case

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance Directorate sleuths unearthed assets worth over Rs 85 lakh during searches at two places in connection with an allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income against Sushanta Dash, Forester, Jharbandh Forest Section under Padampur forest Range in Bargarh district, said an official press release.

Two teams of Sambalpur Vigilance Division comprising 2 DSPs, 3 Inspectors and other staff launched simultaneous house searches in Bargarh district today, the release stated.

During the house search till now, one double-storeyed building and two plots at Padampur in Bargarh district, one four-wheeler, two two-wheelers, bank deposits of over Rs 12.5 lakh, insurance deposits over Rs 8.76 lakh, Rs 54,810 in cash and other movable and immovable properties, all totalling to over Rs 85 lakh have been unearthed, the release revealed.

Further searches are continuing, the release added.