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House Search of Shri Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, Superintendent of Excise, Dhenkanal

House Search of Shri Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, Superintendent of Excise, Dhenkanal

 Cuttack ,2.03.2017 (By Tapas Mohapatra)- On the allegation of possession of disproportionate assets by    Shri Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, Superintendent of Excise, Dhenkanal, his    1)  residential  house  located at Plot No. 87, Gatikrushna Villa, Bhubaneswar, 2) Office chamber at Dhenkanal, 3) Four storied  building at Kalinga Vihar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, 4) Triple storied building at CDA, Sector-11, Cuttack,  5) Residential house of Smt. Sunita Dalai, ASI of Excise,  located at Panda Colony, Goilundi, Berhampur, 6) Paternal house  located at Village- Kabera, Madhapur, P.S.- Gandia, Dhenkanal , 7) Father-in-law’s house located at Village- Khankira P.S.- Dhenkanal Sadar and 8) office chamber of Smt. Sunita Dalai, ASI, Excise, Berhampur were searched simultaneously  on 2.3.2017 by the officers of Vigilance Cell Division, Cuttack on the strength of Search warrants  issued by the Hon’ble Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.  During search, the following movable and immovable assets were found from the possession of Sri Mohanty and his family members.

Immovable & Movable Asset:-  

 

1. Cost of one five storied building over Plot No. 118,                 K-III, A, Kalinga Vihar, BBSR in the name of Sri Mohanty. Rs. 1,45,47,200/-
2. Cost of one three storied building over plot 2D/1054, CDA, Sector-11, Cuttack in his own name Rs. 33,00,000/-
3. Cost of one three storied building located at  Panda Colony, 1st Lane, Goilundi, Berhampur Rs. 31,56,712/-
4. Gold ornaments weighing 1,046 gms. found from the residential house of Sri Mohanty and Sunita Dalai Rs. 20,50,000/-
5. House  hold articles found from the residential house of Sri Mohanty located at Plot No. 87  and from the residential house of Sunita Dalai located at  Panda Colony, 1st Lane, Goilundi, Berhampur. Rs. 7,12,000/-
6. Deposits in SBI, Laxmi Sagar Branch, BBSR, Axis Bank, Kalpana Square Branch, BBSR and SBI, Budhanagar, BBSR in the name of Sri Mohanty and his family members. Rs. 3,44,122/-
7. Deposits in Star Health Insurance Rs. 58,500/-
8. Cost of Maruti Suzuki Swift Desire (VDI) Car bearing registration No. OD-02- R 0093 in the name of his son Pritam Mohanty. Rs. 6,91,873/-
9. Cost of one bullet motor cycle  OAG 2044 in the name of Sri Prasanna Kumar Mohanty Rs. 19,500/-
10. Hard cash recovered from the residential houses of Sunita Dalai and Sri Mohanty. Rs. 40,955/-
Total Rs. 2,49,20,862/-

  The total Immovable and Movable assets comes to Rs. 2,49,20,862/-.  Search of the bank locker at SBI, Main Branch, Berhampur is going on.  There is every possibility that the assets may exceed Rs.3 crores.  It is pertinent to mention here that Berhampur Vigilance P.S.Case No. 21 dt.27.05.1998 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) P.C.Act was registered against Sri Mohanty and 7 others for committing criminal misconduct and showing undue official favour to the illicit distillers by accepting illegal gratification.  On completion of investigation charge sheet was placed against Sri Mohanty and others vide charge sheet No. 3 dt.05.03.2004 to face the trial.  The case is subjudice.  Shri Mohanty joined in Government service on 12.9.1983 as S.I. of Excise. At present, he is continuing as Superintendent of Excise, Dhenkanal for last two months.

Sub:  2) Report following house Search of Sri Ashok Kumar Das, Forest Range Officer, Wild Life Range, Tangi under Wild Life Division, Balugaon, Khurda. 

                     On  28.2.17, Sri Ashok Kumar Das, Forest Range Officer, Wild Life Range, Tangi under  Wild Life Division, Balugaon, Khurda was  intercepted  near his  residential house  at Tangi.  During his personal search, a sum of Rs.5,55,480/- was seized from his hand bag.  On being asked, Sri Das failed to account for satisfactorily for possession of such a huge amount. In this connection, his residential three storied building at Sishupalagarh, BBSR and parental house at vill- Dhamilo PS- Balianta, Khurda  were simultaneously  searched to unearth possession of further assets.    During search, the following movable and immovable assets were found from the possession of Sri Das and his family members.

Immovable & Movable Assets:-

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Description of assets Approximate cost
1. Cost of one triple storied building at Sisupalgada, Bhubaneswar. Rs.   45,46,114/-
2. Cost of two plots at Nakhara & Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar. Rs.   18,22,250/-
3. Approximate cost of household articles Rs.     2,72,199/-
4. Cost of two Motorcycles bearing  Regd. No.OD-02-V-5532 and No.OD-33D-3822. Rs.     1,56,000/-
5. Approximate cost of Gold   ornaments Rs.        17,500/-
6. Hard  cash Rs.     5,58,170/-
7. Deposit in different Banks , LIC   and Prudential Life Insurance Rs.     8,09,187/-
Total Rs.81,81,421/-

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