Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance officials during house searches have so far traced a whopping ₹4.19 crore in bank deposits in the name of Gaya Santara, Deputy Manager, IDCOL, and his family members.
“Bank deposits in different banks worth ₹.4.19 Crores have been traced in 4 accounts out of 16 Bank accounts found. Deposits in rest Bank accounts, Insurance deposits, and other financial transactions are under verification,” said an official press release issued by Odisha Vigilance.
According to the press release, Vigilance officials have also traced 13 plots including 7 plots in the prime area of Bhubaneswar, 5 plots in Jajpur, and 1 plot in Nayagarh; a 3-storeyed building located over plot No. 63/A, Sector -A, Zone D, Mancheswar Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar; a 4-storeyed building (under construction) located over plot No. 295/2315, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar; 2 four wheelers (Grand i-10 & Hyundai Creta); and 4 two wheelers in the name of Santara and his family members so far.
Santara is currently serving as Deputy Manager, IDCOL, posted at Ampa Valli Lime Stone Mines, Simagoda in Koraput district.
Seven teams of the Vigilance led by 7 DSPs, 4 Inspectors, 1 Sub-Inspector, 7 ASIs, and other staff are conducting searches on the properties of Santara on the strength of search warrants issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar on allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The press release said that Santara is being examined to ascertain the source of such huge deposits in his bank accounts.
Further searches are continuing, unearthing of more assets is likely and overall valuation is likely to increase, the press release stated. Enquiry is in progress, it added.