Assistant Engineer Pramoth Kumar Behuria arrested in DA case

Bhubaneswar: Pramoth Kumar Behuria, Assistant Engineer, RW Section, Soro, RW Division-II, Balasore was arrested by Odisha Vigilance and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge Vigilance, Balasore on Friday.

Behuria was arrested for possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs.2,45,27,563, which he could not account for satisfactorily. In this connection, Balasore Vigilance P.S. Case No.3 dt.18.03.2022 was registered against him and his spouse U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b)/12 PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amendment) Act, 2018.

On the allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Behuria, simultaneous house searches were conducted yesterday at 5 places in Bhadraak and Balasore district by 5 teams of Odisha Vigilance led by 1 Addl. SP, 4 DSPs, 4 Inspectors and other staff on the strength of Search Warrants issued by the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Balasore.

During house searches, the following movable and immovable assets were unearthed in the name of Behuria and his family members;

1) Cash Rs.1,83,416/-.

2) Bank and Insurance deposits worth over Rs.46.75 Lakhs. VIGILANCE DIRECTORATE ODISHA, CUTTACK.

3) One double storeyed building at Bagurai of Bhadrak town.

4) Another double storeyed building in same campus at Bagurai of Bhadrak town. The worth of the above two buildings is about Rs.70 Lakhs.

5) One Market complex comprising 4 rooms at Arnapal, Dist-Bhadrak worth Rs.16 Lakhs.

6) Gold recovered from locker in Syndicate Bank, Bhadrak and his house weighing approx 500 gms and silver 1 Kg worth over Rs.17.66 Lakhs.

7) 16 plots including 3 plots in Bhubaneswar, Khordha and 13 plots in Bhadrak as per details below:

  • Plot at Khandagiri, mouja Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar Khata No.289, plot No.567 of area A0.02674 dec.
  • Plot at Khordha, mouja Gadakana, Bhubaneswar Khata No.3719, plot No.3716 of area A0.03213 dec.
  • Plot at Khordha, mouja Gadakana, Bhubaneswar Khata No.3719, plot No.3716 of area A0.02754 dec.
  • Plot at Bagurai mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.411/564, plot No.750 of area A0.078 dec.
  • Plot at Bagurai mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.473/1901, plot No.317 of area A0.123 dec.
  • Plot at Bagurai mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.42, plot No.315 of area A0.04 dec.
  • Plot at Bagurai mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.351, plot No.318 of area A0.005 dec.
  • 3 Plots at Bagurai mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.351, plot No.307, 308 & 318 of area A0.12 dec.
  • Plot at Korkora mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.843/481, plot No.1095/3524 of area A0.20 dec.
  • Plot at Randia mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.130, plot No.818 of area A0.10 dec.
  • Plot at Bilabadi mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.649/117, plot No.1292 of area A0.17 dec.
  • Plot at Koranta mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.383/454, plot No.620/2292 of area A0.11 dec.
  • Plot at Korkora mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.843/597, plot No.2265 of area A0.07 dec.
  • Plot at Korkora mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.843/853, plot No.2306 of area A0.06 dec.
  • Plot at Randia mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.411/167, plot No.818/1959 of area A0.03 dec.
  • Plot at Saramanga mouja, Bhadrak, Khata No.656, plot No.1333 of area A0.06 dec.

8) 1 four wheeler and 1 two wheeler.

9) Household articles worth over Rs.4.50 Lakhs

After a thorough search, inventory and further inquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Pramoth Kumar Behuria were calculated and he was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income to the tune of Rs 2,45,27,563, which constituted 358% of his known sources of income.

Investigation of the case is in progress.

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