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Asst. Engineer caught by Vigilance on graft Charges

♠1: Asst. Engineer caught by Vigilance on graft Charges

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Cuttack.31.08.2016 (Bt Tapas Mohapatra)-Today i.e. on 31.08.2016 Sri Purna Chandra Sahoo, Asst. Engineer, Badamba Block, Dist. Cuttack has been caught by the Officers of Cuttack Vigilance Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the Complainant Sri Subash Kumar Sahoo, Vill. Kankadajodi, P.S.- Badamba, Dist. Cuttack. In this connection Cuttack Vigilance P.S. Case No. 50 dt.30.08.2016 U/s 7 P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered. Complainant Sri Subash Chandra Sahoo alleged that renovation of village Pond, Nuapokhari in Village Kankadajodi of Badamba Block was taken of under NREGS Scheme in order to pass wages bill of the work amounting to Rs.3,66,000/- accused Sri Sahoo, Asst. Engineer demanded Rs.45,000/- out of which Rs.30,000/- was paid to him by the Complainant Sri Sahoo as the Sahi President of his village and rest amount of Rs.15,000/- was not paid to him again for construction of steps of the said pond Rs. 50,000/- was sanctioned from the G.P Fund and said work was completed by the villagers, when the Complainant Sri Sahoo approached the accused Sri Purna Chandra Sahoo, Asst. Engineer, the later demanded Rs. 5,000/-, bribe for the present work and Rs.15,000/- towards outstanding NREGS work total amounting to Rs.20,000/- after much request accuse Sri Sahoo, Asst. Engineer reduced the demanded amount to Rs.12,000/- out of which Complainant Sri Subash Kumar Sahoo paid Rs.2,000/- on 26.08.2016 and rest bribe amount of Rs.10,000/- was outstanding for payment.  Finding no other alternative, the Complainant reported to Vigilance.  As per direction of S.P, Vigilance, Cuttack Division a trap was laid on 31.08.2016.  Accused Sri Purna Chandra Sahoo, Asst. Engineer was caught red handed in his residential Govt. quarter at Badamba by the Officers of Cuttack Vigilance Division while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the Complainant Sri Subash Kumar Sahoo.  Bribe money of Rs. 10,000/- has been recovered from the possession of Sri Purna Chandra Sahoo, Asst. Engineer and seized in presence of witnesses. His hand and pant pocket wash gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.Investigation is in progress.

♠ 2. : House search of SCS secretary on disproportionate assets angle

Cuttack.31.08.2016 (Bt Tapas Mohapatra)Today i.e. on 31.08.2016  on the allegation of acquisition and possession of disproportionate assets by Sri Debendra Kumar Prusty, Secretary, Service Cooperative Society, Bainchua, P.S- Balianta, Dist-Khurda  his (1)  Double storied building at Bainchua, (2) Paternal House at Bainchua,  (3) House of President, Bainchua Service Cooperative Society, (4) Gurriage-cum-Store at Bainchua, (5) office room at Bainchua were simultaneously searched by the Officers of Bhubaneswar Vigilance Division on the strength of search warrant issued by Court.  During search, so far following movable and immovable assets are detected in possession of Sri Debendra Kumar Prusty in his name and in the name of his family members.Immovable properties consist of a double storied building at Bainchua, Single storied building at Bainchua, 37 plots at Belurihata Dedhalo, Ramchandrapur & Bainchua and Garage & one room at Bainchua with a total approximate value of Rs. 63,34,348/-.  Movable properties like house hold articles, One Mahendra Bolero, one Tata A/c, one Yamaha Motor cycle, with a total value of Rs. 14,18,288/-. Hard cash of Rs. 13,890/-, Gold ornaments weighing 173 grams & Silver ornaments weighing 1 Kg. 442 grams with a value of Rs. 3,93,260/-. Beside this a sum of Rs. 13,20,430/- found deposited in different banks and LIC etc., Advance paid Rs. 3,05,000/- for purchase of one plot & land mortgage.    Total immovable & movable asset of Sri Debendra Kumar Prusty, Secretary Service Cooperative Society, Bainchua, P.S- Balianta, Dist- Khurda calculated so far comes to Rs. 97,85,216/-. Sri Debendra Kumar Prusty entered into the Govt. service as Secretary Service Cooperative Society, Bainchua, P.S- Balianta, Dist-Khurda on 15.04.1999, where he is continuing as such till date.

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