OAS officer in Vigilance net

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at office, residence and other places belonging to senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer Ashutosh Samal in connection with disproportionate assets (DA) case.

Currently, Samal is posted at the Revenue and Disaster Management Department in the State Secretariat here. He had faced departmental actions for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income during his previous posts, sources said.

Vigilance officials conducted simultaneous searches at a luxury apartment at Kharvel Nagar here, houses at his native place Sasan Purusottampur under Badchana Police Station limits in Jajpur district, house in Nabarangpur village under Bhandaripokhhari Police Station limits and his office at the Secretariat in the city.

The total estimation of assets disproportionate to Samal’s known sources of income are yet to be unearthed as vigilance raids were underway, till the report was filed.

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