Senior Odisha Bureaucrat Arrested In DA Case

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Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested special secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Ajaya Kumar Das in a disproportionate assets case.

This came a day after five Vigilance teams simultaneous raided five places, including his residence and the ancestral house.

During the searches, three flats in his name– two in Bhubaneswar and one in Puri– were traced.

Though the Vigilance Department has not disclosed details of the raids, sources estimated the value of movable and immovable properties at over Rs 1 crore.

Das was due to retire from service in October this year.

Notably, the anti-corruption officials had arrested the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Chilika Wildlife Division, Alok Ranjan Hota on August 11 for a similar offence.

Also Read: DA Case: Senior Odisha Official Under Vigilance Scanner

Also Read: Odisha Vigilance Arrest Chilika DFO For Rs 1.32 Cr Disproportionate Assets

 

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