BHUBANESWAR: A driver with Odisha Motor Vehicle Department (OMVD) has been found to be in possession of assets in excess of Rs 1 crore.
A Vigilance raid on Sk Ghulam Hyder Ali, driver in the office of Traffic Training School, on Monday brought to light the wealth he had acquired during his two decades of service. The assets included two houses and five plots.
The three-storey house in Bhubaneswar’s Dumduma Housing Board Colony is estimated at Rs 12.36 lakh while the one in Khurda’s BDA Colony is valued at Rs 3.99 lakh, Bhubaneswar Division SP Basant Panigrahy said.
Bhubaneswar Division of the State Vigilance, which made simultaneous raids at four places, found Ali to have acquired five plots in Bhubaneswar, Khurda and Kusupali. It included a 4.75 acre land at Begunia, the place he belongs to. Total value of the landed property was estimated at over Rs 51 lakh.
Besides Rs 12,060 in cash, Ali’s bank deposits were found to be to the tune of Rs 21.27 lakh. Similarly, gold and silver ornaments costing Rs 3.95 lakh and household articles of Rs 5.82 lakh were also found from his possession. The total immovable and movable assets of Ali was calculated at over Rs one crore.
He has also a locker in Odisha Gramya Bank, Dumduma branch which is yet to be opened. Panigrahy said Ali joined Government service as a driver in the Transport Department in 1986. He served in the field for a long period in Mayurbhanj district. Recently, he joined the office of Traffic Training School.