Bargarh DFO Solaram Marandi under Vig scanner

Keonjhar, Apr 07: Bargarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Solaram Marandi came under Vigilance scanner after he failed to explain the sources of the Rs 1, 0750 that was recovered from him by the Vigilance officials late on Thursday night.

According to reports, acting on a tip off, Vigilance sleuths intercepted the DFO near Judia Ghati in the district while he was travelling from Sambalpur to Jishipur in a bus and recovered the money.

Following the seizure of money and after not getting satisfactory answers from Marandi, different teams of the anti-corruption agency raided the office and residences of the DFO at Bargarh, Bhagbandh village and Bhubaneswar. His paternal house at Rairangpur was also raided by the Vigilance officials.

The total amount, property, documents and assets found in the raids was unknown till last reports came in.

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