Crorepati Asst Engineer Kartikeswar Roul arrested

Ganjam: The Odisha Vigilance on Friday arrested Crorepati Assistant Engineer Kartikeswar Roul on the allegation of accumulation of disproportionate assets.

Reportedly, a case has been registered against Kartikeswar Roul and others U/s 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(b)/12 PC Act-1988 as amended by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act-2018. Roul will be forwarded to the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar today.

This is the highest seizure of cash during any raid by the State Vigilance.

Roul has been working with the Minor Irrigation department in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam, and his second wife Kalpana Pradhan at Tata Ariana in Bhubaneswar.

It is to be noted that on April 7, 2022, the second day of the house search, cash Rs.2,50,00,000 was unearthed from the house of Kartikeswar Roul and his second wife at TATA Ariana Flat No.0505, Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, on the first day of the search on April 6, 2022, Rs.2,50,880 cash had been recovered. With this, the total amount of cash seizure comes to Rs.2,03,00,880/-.

Previously, assets worth over Rs.2.76 Crores including 2 Flats and 1 double-storeyed building in Bhubaneswar, Bank and Insurance deposits approx Rs.37.23 Lakhs, 7 Plots including 2 plots in the prime area in Bhubaneswar, etc. were unearthed in house search of Roul.

Hence, total assets come to over Rs.4.76 Crores which may further increase.

Also read: Record for Odisha Vigilance! More than 2 Crores cash seized from Engineer’s house


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