Odisha IFS Officer DA Case: ED Begins Probe Into Money Laundering Aspect

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Vigilance has sought the assistance of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (IT) Department in the disproportionate assets case of arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash, a joint director of ED today began its probe into the alleged money laundering aspect.

Talking to media here, ED Joint Director Madhab Mishra said, “The State Vigilance has referred us this case. We’re also taking steps to write to the banks and different law-enforcing agencies. Let’s wait for the outcome. We have just initiated the enquiry today.”

“We’ll be touching the financial angle as it is the crime in this case. This is called money laundering. The Vigilance hasn’t submitted any details on the matter. We’ll be starting our enquiry accordingly,” the ED Joint Director informed.

Notably, the State Vigilance has unearthed massive amount of allegedly ill-gotten money in the bank accounts of arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, his son Akash and family members.

Madhab Mishra, Joint Director, Enforcement Directorate, Odisha