Dhenkanal: Odisha Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids at four places including offices and houses of a chief engineer on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to the known source of income.
The accused, Gunadhara Mishra, is working as a chief engineer of Rengali Irrigation Project in Sambalpur district.
Vigilance officials from Cuttack searched Mishra’s residential house at Borapada Khamar, paternal house at Kalnigapala, father-in-law’s house at Ratna Bazar in Dhenkanal district.
Besides, the vigilance sleuths also raided Mishra’s government quarters at Rengali Irrigation Project.
During the raid, total movable and immovable assets amounting Rs 1,29,02,989 was found in the name of Mishra and his family members, official sources said.
While the cost of the building at Dhenkanal town is estimated to be around Rs 97,79,14 and a piece of land at Daruthenga near Bhubaneswar valued at Rs 36,000. A Maruti Swift car estimated to be around Rs 5, 85,000.
Hard cash of Rs 1,79,000, cost of house-hold articles worth Rs 3,29,865, gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 8 lakh and Rs 20,000 respectively found, sources added.