Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25:
A day after Vigilance sleuths detected properties worth around Rs 6 crore, the anti-corruption wing officials arrested the Odisha Forest Service (OFS) officer today for possessing disproportionate assets.
Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sudhansu Mishra was arrested today in the disproportionate assets (DA) case after assets to the tune of a whopping Rs 6 crore was detected in Mishra’s possession.
It may be recalled that properties, both immovable and movable assets, worth Rs 5,92,93,178 was detected during simultaneous raids at ten places across the state yesterday.
Rs 93.61 lakh cash, fixed deposits of Rs 2,61,97,151, savings bank deposits in various banks and post offices worth Rs 93,23,762, insurance premium deposits worth Rs 19,13,338, gold jewellery and gold coins weighing 551.39 gm worth Rs 8,26,500, 472.78 gram silver ornaments worth around Rs 15,000 were detected during the raids. Besides, movable properties worth Rs 4,80,42,531 and immovable properties worth Rs 1,12,50,647 were also found.
Mishra joined Odisha Forest Service in 1987 as a Class-II officer as Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF). Later, he was promoted to Class-I rank in May, 2007 and posted at different places as the DFO. He was posted as DFO in Angul and Berhampur before he was given posting at Athagarh four months ago.