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Anti-corruption vigilance officers detect Rs 60 lakh in money, gold in possession of Odisha IFS officer


Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance sleuths enjoy detected Rs 60 lakh money, gold ornaments weighing 800 gm, paperwork pertaining to to safe of gold, dear vehicles and big money deposits in possession of Odisha cadre IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, an decent liberate said.

The anti-corruption soar of the Odisha Police searched more than just a few locations on allegation of possession of disproportionate assets by Abhay Kant Pathak, Indian Woodland Service, posted as Further Major Chief Conservator of Forests, Thought, Programme and Afforestation.

Simultaneous searches had been performed at five locations in Bhubaneswar, seven locations at Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra and one assert in Bihar by officers of Vigilance Cell Division on 25 and 26 November on the flexibility of search warrants issued by the Court of Particular Make a selection, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.

Around 150 officers and team from more than just a few divisions of Odisha Vigilance and witnesses had been mobilized for the search operations.

In addition to, simultaneous verifications at more than just a few locations had been made at Bhubaneswar, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra and Udaipur in Rajasthan, that are calm persevering with, an decent said.

“For the length of the direction of dwelling search and subsequent enquiry, till now, money of about Rs 60 lakh enjoy been stumbled on. In addition to, dear family articles and gold ornaments weighing 800 gm enjoy been stumbled on right in the course of the search. Further paperwork pertaining to to safe of gold ornaments price Rs 23 lakh enjoy also been stumbled on,” the decent expose said.

It has also been ascertained that money deposits of about Rs 9.4 crore enjoy been made in the bank accounts of his son, of which about Rs 8.4 crore has been deposited at Bhubaneswar, it said, including that the big money deposits enjoy been mostly made through ATMs at Saheed Nagar and Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.

Costly vehicles esteem Mercedes, BMW and Tata Harrier and three dear Yamaha FZS bikes enjoy been stumbled on registered in the title of his son, who has also been hiring dear vehicles on hire, it said.

“On the time of search at Pune, three vehicles including two Mercedes had been stumbled on to enjoy been taken on hire by him (son). Up to now, automobile hiring charges to the tune of Rs 25 lakh approximately has been ascertained. In an identical model, bigger than Rs 1 crore has been paid in direction of dwelling hire of the plush flats and the farmhouse. Resort payments of bigger than 90 lakh at Mumbai and diagram booking quantity of Rs 20 lakh at Udaipur resort in Rajasthan enjoy also been paid,” the liberate said.

The foreign shuttle little print of tours to Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and assorted locations enjoy been obtained, it said, including that Constitution flight payments price almost Rs 3 crores spicy shuttle from and to cities esteem Pune, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Juhu, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Delhi and others enjoy also been ascertained.

Groups consisting of Chartered Accountant, Bank Officer and officers of Cyber Cell and Doc Examination Cell are assisting in the dwelling search and verification operations, it said.

Pathak changed into now not readily accessible for observation.

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