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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack, Feb 15:

An Odisha cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was today apprehended by Vigilance sleuths near his office for carrying huge cash in his car.

According to Vigilance sources, the 2006-batch officer was intercepted by Vigilance officials of Cuttack Division while he was proceeding from his office towards residential quarters in the official car at around 6.40 pm.

Upon interception, a sum of Rs 2, 14, 750 was found from the possession of Dr Partha Sarathi Mishra in the car in a closed cover.

On preliminary interrogation, Mishra – currently posted as Managing Director of Orissa Small Industries Corporation Ltd Managing Director – failed to explain the source of the money, Vigilance sources said.

His residential government quarters situated at Unit-II area in Bhubaneswar, residential house at Bajrakabati Road in Cuttack and his office chamber at Khapuria Square in Cuttack were being searched. The search was on till the filing of this report.

The Vigilance department had received complaints of Mishra collecting huge amount of illegal money from various persons. Based on the complaints, a laid was trapped to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.

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