BHUBANESWAR:Vigilance sleuths on Friday raided the houses and office of a Senior Environmental Scientist of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and unearthed huge assets accumulated by him. The wealth amassed by the scientist, Bishi Keshan Nayak, is estimated at a whopping Rs 1.96 crore.
The Bhubaneswar Division of the Vigilance searched Nayak’s house in the City, at Keonjhar as well as his office in the Pollution Control Board. During the raid, costly household articles, electronics gadgets, gold ornaments, a car and a two-wheeler were detected.
The environmental scientist’s immovable assets included a double-storey building in Keonjhar, a flat in Bhubaneswar and investment in a new house here. The total immovable assets were estimated at Rs 65 lakh.
Nayak also had deposits in banks and investment in insurance companies. He had invested about Rs 9 lakh in insurance policies, deposited Rs 5 lakh in banks which were unearthed by the Vigilance. The sleuths also trailed a nationalised bank account in which he had deposited about Rs 50 lakh but the link failure posed a problem in getting a clear picture.
The movable assets of the environmental scientist were estimated at a massive Rs 1.18 crore. A case of disproportionate assets has been registered against Nayak and further investigation is on.