Odisha: Assistant Engineer of Panchayat Samiti arrested in DA case

Cuttack: Pravat Kumar Rout, the Assistant Engineer of Dampada Panhayat Samiti in Cuttack district was arrested by Odisha Vigilance and forwarded to the Court of Special Judge Vigilance for possession of disproportionate assets.

On the allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income leveled against Pravat Kumar Rout, the Vigilance officials conducted simultaneous house searches at 4 places in Cuttack and Kendrapara districts by 4 teams of Odisha Vigilance led by 4 DSPs, 10 Inspectors and other staff conducted the search on the strength of Search Warrants issued by the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Cuttack.

After a thorough search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Pravat Kumar Rout were calculated and he was found in possession of disproportionate assets which is 263% higher than his known sources of income. Investigation of the case is in progress.

In this connection, Cuttack Vigilance P.S. Case No.39 dt.30.06.2022 was registered against Pravat Kumar Rout and his spouse U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b)/12 PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amendment) Act, 2018.

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