Forester In Odisha’s Gajapati Arrested In Rs 90.25 lakh DA Case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday arrested forester Ganesh Kumar Pradhan for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets (DA) worth Rs 90.25 lakh.

Pradhan is forester, Nuagada forest section, R Udayagiri forest range in Gajapati district. Simultaneous searches were carried out on his properties on Tuesday. The properties raided were:

* Double-storey building at Pathapatnam in Srikakulam district, AP

* Double-storey building at Harischandrapur, Garabandha, Gajapati

Ten more plots were unearthed: a plot at Mandiapalli, Berhampur, two plots in Srikakulam and seven in Gajapati district.

A four-wheeler, a two-wheeler, bank and postal deposits of over Rs 9.17 lakh, gold and silver ornaments worth over Rs 4.50 lakh and movable and immovable properties totalling over Rs 90.25 lakh were unearthed, which was calculated to be 161 per cent more than his known sources of income.

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