Vigilance arrests Tehsildar, detains associate for possessing unaccounted cash
KalingaTV News Network
Rourkela: Cuttack Vigilance Cell officials arrested a Tehsildar from Sundergarh last night after seizing unaccounted cash worth over Rs 5 lakh from his possession. The anti-corruption bureau also detained one of his aides in connection with the case.
The arrestee has been identified as Lathikata Tehsildar Bijay Behera. The detainee is Pramod Kumar Beuria, a retired Revenue Supervisor, Lathikata Tehsil.
The raid was conducted late last night after Cuttack Vigilance Cell got a tip-off on Behera’s possession of unaccounted property. They immediately waylaid the accused’s vehicle at Pallahara in Angul district. Behera was heading to his parental home located in Chhatrapur of Ganjam.
During the search of the vehicle, the officials seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 5.54 lakh from Behera and an additional amount of Rs 1.98 lakh from Beuria.
Later, the Vigilance sleuths also conducted raids at the accused Tehsildar’s residence at Lathikata, paternal house in Chhatrapur and in-laws house.
Beuria’s house located at Kuanrmunda was also raided later.