Trouble Mounts For Tainted Odisha IFS Officer’s Son; CB Team In Berhampur To Probe Job Fraud

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Odisha Vigilance has begun the process for a probe into the disproportionate assets (DA) cases against the suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash.


Sources said that the anti-corruption wing under section 160 of the CrPC has served notices on three bank officials in Bhubaneswar and Berhampur where Akash has his accounts and two travel agency officials in Delhi, who will be interrogated in a phased manner from Tuesday.

The Vigilance had unearthed cash deposits of about Rs 9.4 crore in the bank accounts of Akash, of which about Rs 8.4 crore was deposited at Bhubaneswar.

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Meanwhile, a special team of the Crime Branch arrived in Berhampur on Sunday night to probe into the alleged job fraud by Akash in Tata Motors. The team had a secret meeting at the office of the southern range DIG and later interrogated two persons of the Tata Rehabilitation Colony at Gopalpur.

The Tata Motors Limited (TML) had in May lodged a complaint against Akash with the Crime Branch accusing him of impersonating as Managing Director (I/C) for the passenger vehicle division in Pune and defrauding unemployed youths with job promises in the company.

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On the other hand, the Berhampur police had released some of the supporters of the expelled BJD leader Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi after interrogation in connection with the relationship of their leader with the Pathak family. The supporters will be called for more interrogation, if necessary, police said.

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