Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 20:
Cuttack Special Vigilance Court today allowed the Odisha Vigilance to take IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra on two-day remand from tomorrow for interrogation into a corruption case.
Mishra was arrested on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.
The vigilance had sought a five-day remand of the tainted IAS officer.
Hearing on a plea filed by Odisha Vigilance, the special court allowed the counsel of Mishra to be present during interrogation by the vigilance sleuths.
Earlier, the court had rejected the bail plea of Mishra on Saturday.
Six teams have been formed to investigate the case, said Vigilance SP Swaroop Kumar Parida.
Meanwhile, Odisha government has suspended him from his job. He was serving as Managing Director of Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd.
He was apprehended by Vigilance sleuths near his office while carrying huge amount of cash in his car on February 16.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the bureaucrat amassed assets worth over Rs 5 crore.
Besides, travel documents were found from the possession of Mishra which showed that He travelled frequently to USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands and other countries.
During searches conducted at his residences, the vigilance also seized imported perfumes, high-value wrist watches, costly apparels and several things from his houses.