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Odisha: Crorepati RTO in Vigilance net

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Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance Department today conducted raids on the residence of Dhenkanal Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Basanta Kumar Behera, on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Basing on the allegations, the Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous raids at five different places including his residence at Cuttack, houses of his father in law at Binjhapur in Jajpur district, house in Bhubaneswar and his office at the district headquarter in Dhenkanal.

Sources said Behera was staying in CDA area of Cuttack for a long period of time and his wife works in SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack.

The raid was conducted after a search warrant was issued by Cuttack Vigilance court and direction of the SP of Vigilance Cuttack Division.

The anti-corruption agency has unearthed assets worth Rs 3, 85, 75,326 crore in Behera’s and his family members’ names. A DA case has been registered and further investigation is on, a senior vigilance official said.

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