**Bhubaneswar/Cuttack/Berhampur:** The simultaneous raids conducted by the State Vigilance has exposed that Dr Motilal Gouda has amassed over Rs 56 lakhs in seven years misusing his official position with impunity.
Odisha Vigilance sleuths on Saturday made simultaneous raids at eight places, including the ancestral home of controversial doctor Motilal Gouda at Chandipur village under Mohana block in Gajapati district.
Vigilance Director RP Sharma informed that a seven-member team of the State Vigilance, led by a DSP, conducted the simultaneous raids at the residence of Gouda and at his clinics located in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Talcher.
Our Correspondent added that the Vigilance sleuths raided Gouda’s Bhubaneswar Unit-II-based official residence and other houses at Kolathia, Kalinganagar and Jaydev Vihar in Bhubaneswar on the day.
Our Berhampur Correspondent reported that the Vigilance sleuths also pounced on Gouda’s father-in-law’s house in the city on the day.
The State Vigilance has intensified its probe into the financial fraud allegedly committed by Dr Gouda.
Notably, the former Assistant Director of the Directorate of Factories & Boilers is allegedly absconding.
As per reports, the controversial doctor was working as the Assistant Director in the Department of Factories (Medical) under the Labour Department and had been sacked for allegedly committing a scam.
Also reports added that, prior to the disciplinary action initiated against him by the Health Department, Dr Gouda had allegedly issued a fake notification ordering industries in the state to get the health check-ups of their respective staff at the pathology laboratories of his choice.
Following the fake notification, he even allegedly managed to sign a contract worth Rs 63 lakh with the Navaratna PSU Nalco.
However, his mala fide intent of inking another contract worth Rs 1.02 crore got aborted and he was meanwhile exposed.
Opposition, especially the BJP, is baying for the controversial doctor’s scalp for allegedly having a close rapport with a minister and two MLAs of the ruling BJD, and their selfies have already hogged the headlines and created ripples in the state.