Bhubaneswar: The Inspector-in-charge of Baipariguda police station in Koraput, who was arrested by vigilance three days ago with huge ill-gotten cashes, has been dismissed from the service today.
In consonance with zero tolerance policy of the State Government towards corruption, the DGP has dismissed Sushanta Kumar Satpathy from the service under Article 311 (2) (b) of Indian Constitution, Odisha police stated through X, formerly twitter.
The vigilance had arrested him following seizure of around Rs 37 lakh ill-gotten cash from his possession.
Satpathy was intercepted on Monday by a team of Vigilance officials near Jeypore and recovered Rs 2,70,000 cash from him. The IIC was traveling from Boipariguda to Cuttack in a bus along with suspected ill-gotten cash. The vigilance team recovered Rs 2,70,000 cash, the possession of which he could not explain satisfactorily.
Later, the anti-graft officials recovered Rs 1,80,000 from Satpathy’s office chamber at Boipariguda police station and Rs 3 lakh from his government quarter at Boipariguda during the search.
Further, cash bundles of Rs 500 and other denominations were recovered on Tuesday morning during searches at the government quarter of Susanta Satpathy in Cuttack. So far, the Vigilance sleuths have recovered cash to the tune of over Rs 37,27,000 lakh.