Livestock Inspector With 90 Plots, 4 Buildings & 3 Flats In Vigilance Net

Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance on Thursday conducted raids on the premises of a livestock inspector at Kalarahanga on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on allegations of possession of disproportionate assets.

 The Livestock Inspector, Jagannath Rout owns at least 90 plots in and around Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, in his own name or in the name of his relatives, the Vigilance stated.

The raid was carried out by multiple teams led by five Deputy SP-ranked officers accompanied by 10 Inspectors. The Special Judge (Vigilance), Cuttack issued a warrant for raids at nine locations in Khurda and Cuttack districts in this connection.

According to the Vigilance, apart from these 90 plots, Rout owns 4 buildings, 3 flats and 1 outhouse in the Twin City. He owns a flat in Royal Lagoon Apartment in Raghunathpur, a triple-storeyed building located at Raghunathpur, and another 3-storey building at the same location.

“He owns around 500 grams of gold and Rs 17 lakh in form of bank deposits,” a Vigilance official said. Apart from these property, the anti-corruption agency has unearthed several other movable and immovable assets owned by Rout and his family members.

“The details of insurance and investments in other schemes are being verified. The Technical Team of Vigilance is conducting a detailed assessment and valuation of the assets. Further details will emerge,” the official added.