Arrest of Dr. Adhikari Ashok Kumar Chatterjee, Environmental Scientist, State Pollution Control Board,
Bhubaneswar. 13th December 2017 (By Abdul Sattar Khan) On the allegation of possession of disproportionate assets by Dr. Adhikari Ashok Kumar Chatterjee, Ex. Regional Officer, Regional Pollution Control Board, Rayagada, At/Pr. Environmental Scientist, State Pollution Control Board, Bhubaneswar, simultaneous searches were conducted on 28.02.2017 in his 1) rented house at Nehru Nagar, Rayagada Town, 2) office chamber at Kasturi Nagar, Rayagada Town, 3) double storied building at Bhimpura, Balasore Town, 4) Flat at Nirupama apartment, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, 5) double storied building at Badaraghunathpur, Bhubaneswar, 6) quarter of his relative at Birla Tyres colony, Bampada Balasore and 7) parental house at village Badapada, Pattamundai, Dist. Kendrapara on the strength of search warrants issued by the Hon’ble Court ofSpecial Judge Vigilance, Balasore. After house search, as prima-facie case was made out, Balasore Vigilance P.S. Case No.29 dt.28.06.2017 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988/109 IPC was registered against Dr. Chatterjee for possession of disproportionate assets amounting to Rs.1,75,44,453/- (Rupees One Crore seventy five Lakhs forty four thousands four hundred fifty three) beyond his known sources of income.On 13.12.2017, Dr. Chatterjee was arrested and forwarded in custody. The Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Balasore was pleased to remand him to judicial custody till 26.12.2017. The investigation of the case is in progress.