CDA official in vigilance net

Published: 20th October 2012 12:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2012 12:10 PM   |  A+A-

A junior town planner of Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) Bishnu Prasad Sahu has allegedly amassed wealth and property to the tune of Rs 1.41 crore, disproportionate to his known sources of income, the Vigilance wing of the State police revealed on Friday.

Raids were conducted by the Vigilance officials on his residence, office and several different places. He was found to have two residential houses, one three-storey building at Sector-9 CDA and a double-storey at Gandarpur New Colony here. Besides, he had two homestead plots at Jagamara and Pandra in Bhubaneswar. The total property was valued over `68.59 lakh.

The searches yielded, a car and motorcycle worth Rs 7.47 lakh, 1.2 kg of gold ornaments and 2.4 kg of silver valued at Rs 37.20 lakh. About Rs 20 lakh had been deposited with a builder for purchase of a flat in Bhubaneswar while deposits in banks, insurance and other financial institutions were around Rs 4.67 lakh. Cash amounting to Rs 3.19 lakh was also recovered.

A locker at SBI personal banking branch,  Mangalabag, in the name of his wife has been detected. It is yet to be estimated, vigilance sources said on Friday.  

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