Bhubaneswar: 31/7/21:Private Secretary of Staff Selection Commission Member, who landed in Vigilance net over the allegation of possession of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income, has been arrested.
The PS, identified as Biranchi Narayan Sahoo, was apprehended today following raids on his houses yesterday.
The vigilance officials had conducted simultaneous raids at 6 places including his residential house. During searches, the sleuths of anti-corruption wing traced assets worth over Rs 3.79 crore belonging to the official.
Total 3 teams comprising 4 DSPs ,13 Inspectors and other staffers conducted the raids.
The officials unearthed two double-storey buildings at Niladri Vihar, Bhubaneswar, two single-storey buildings at Bhakti Vihar, Bhubaneswar and Godibandha, Cuttack, 14 plots in Bhubaneswar, Khurda and Puri, a four wheeler, 2 two wheelers, insurance deposits worth over Rs 56 lakh, Rs 12 lakh cash from his house, Rs 13 lakh from his relative’s house, gold ornaments weighing around 1.5 kg worth over Rs 60 lakh so far.
Besides, bank slips indicating huge cash deposits in bank accounts have also been recovered.
This apart, recruitment-related applicant admit cards and such other incriminating documents have also been recovered during the searches.