State vigilance carried out raids on Sunday in several locations linked to Gopalpur (Ganjam) MP Pradeep Kumar Paniggrahy over allegations of possession of disproportionate assets. According to the vigilance service, âThe simultaneous searches are carried out in 15 different places of Panigrahy, his relatives and associates for the purposes of investigation. items, bank books, credit / debit cards, laptops, cell phones, etc. were recovered and seized for further examination to determine the extent of the disproportionate assets acquired by Panigrahy. of Panigrahi, whose sources are being verified. “
“On December 9 of last year, a complaint was filed before the Lokayukta, Odisha against Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy after the secret verification by Odisha Vigilance, on the allegation of possession of disproportionate assets” disproportionate to the sources of income known by resorting to corrupt practices, the Lokayukta, Odisha, on December 11, 2020, ordered State Vigilance to investigate Paniggrahy under section 20 (2) of the Odisha Lokayukta Act. 2014, âsaid a statement from Vigilance.
“As a result, an investigation was carried out which revealed that Panigrahy had intentionally enriched himself illicitly during his tenure as a civil servant from 24.5.2009 to 30 November 2020, and was found in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 5, 05, 04 656 and the investigation report was submitted to Lokayukta, Odisha, Bhubaneswar on May 28, 2021. ââ Lokayukta, after carefully reviewing the investigation report and response filed by Panigrahy, found that there was prima facie case against Panigrahy for an offense under Article 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. 1988 as amended by the Prevention of Corruption Act corruption (amendment). 2018, and ordered Odisha Vigilance to investigate the case. As a result, Vigilance registered a case on October 4, 2021, for a detailed investigation. “
Panigrahy was arrested by vigilance in December in cases of cheating with Jobs’ false promises and was in jail, recently he was released on bail in June this year. (ANI)
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