Bhubaneswar: The vigilance sleuths today arrested Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Berhampur Ashish Kumar Behera for possession of assets disproportionate to his source of income.
Vigilance sleuths on Saturday and Friday conducted raids at seven locations including his office at Khallikote and found assets to the tune of Rs 2.19 crore.
The anti-corruption officials raided his office chamber and official residence in Berhampur, his ancestral house at Bhanjanagar; his in-laws’ houses at Ambapua, his residential flat at Mani Trivuban Apartment in Bhubaneswar.
The movable and immovable assets included flat and plot in Bhubaneswar and Berhampur, deposits in bank and post office, gold ornaments and expensive household articles. Vigilance sleuths have also seized cash of Rs 6.81 lakh.