BHUBANESWAR: Vigilance sleuths on Friday unearthed property worth Rs 1.67 crore during simultaneous raids on establishments of a Project Implicating Officer (PIO) following allegations of possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The PIO, Harihar Behera, is posted in Project Implicating Agency at Ragadipada of Baramba in Cuttack district. The Cuttack Vigilance Division executed a search warrant issued by Special Judge Vigilance and conducted searches at four locations.
The raids were carried out on a three storey building at Madhupatna, another three-storey building at Tirtol, Behera’s paternal house at Mirzapur in Jagatsinghpur district and his office room at Ragadipada.
The buildings in the name of Behera and his wife have been valued at Rs 1.27 crore while he and his family members have purchased nine sale deeds worth Rs 6.97 lakh and have bank deposits of Rs 15.35 lakh, Vigilance SP Sudha Singh said. A disproportionate assets case has been registered and further investigation is on.