Vigilance Arrests Puri DEO For Amassing Disproportionate Assets

Puri: District Education Officer (DEO), Puri Hrushikesh Kandi was arrested today by Vigilance on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Vigilance sleuths on Friday have intercepted the vehicle of Kandi at Puri-Konark road near Malatipatapur and have recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1.11 lakh.

Following it raids were conducted at several places associated with him including his official residence and he was found of amassing property worth approximately Rs 80 lakh.

Vigilance officials said that Kandi had joined the education service in the year 1983. “A departmental inquiry had been initiated against him for corrupt practices during his tenure as Balasore DEO in 2016. Later, he was transferred as Puri DEO in October 2018 and was under the scanner for allegedly taking bribes for teachers’ transfers and joining,” said a Vigilance official.

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