Vigilance SIT Stumbles Upon 7 More Bank Accounts, 6 Insurances Of IFS Abhay Pathak

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday started investigation into the money laundering by the suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash.

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Informing the media, Joint Director, ED Madhav Chandra Mishra said the State Vigilance in a letter had requested the ED to take up the money laundering probe.

Meanwhile, the Vigilance SIT has stumbled upon seven more accounts of Pathak and his family in three banks in Berhampur. The team also found six insurances of Abhay Kant in two insurance companies.

Talking about the investigation, Vigilance ASP Shantanu Padhi said the SIT team is inspecting the post offices in Berhampur to ascertain whether Pathak and his family have their accounts there too. He said apart from Pathak and his family, the SIT will also bring the persons, who have come in contact with the suspended IFS officer, under the purview of investigation.

Padhi further said the two-member Crime Branch team is probing into the financial fraud by Akash, who has swindled over lakhs from several youths with the assurance of providing them the jobs in Tata Motors. The team is also collecting information from the duped youths, he added.

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