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Special Investigation Team To Take IFS Officer Abhay Pathak On Remand

Bhubaneswar: 2/12/20:The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Odisha Vigilance will take arrested and suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak on remand for three days from tomorrow.

The anti-corruption agency had prayed before the Special Vigilance Court, Bhubaneswar for a three-day remand of Pathak, who has been arrested by the Vigilance for alleged possession of disproportionate assets worth crores.

During the remand period, the investigators are likely to question him regarding the sources of the disproportionate assets and unearth the involvement of others in the offense.

Odisha Vigilance has formed a 20-member SIT for investigation of the case. The bureaucrat was found in possession of disproportionate assets of Rs 9,35,42,594 beyond his known sources of income (435% of total income from all known sources), which he could not account for satisfactorily.

This apart, the Vigilance officials have detected deposits of Rs 14.77 crore in the bank accounts of his son Akash Kumar Pathak.

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