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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16:

Odisha Vigilance sleuths today detected property worth over Rs 2.38 crore during a raid on the house and office of a joint director in Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare department on allegations of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

gold-winnowing-tray

The Vigilance Balasore Division sleuths conducted simultaneous raids at six places including the office and parental house of Narendra Kumar Rout, Joint Director, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Odisha Secretariate.

Searches were conducted at Rout’s residential and parental house at Kharida under Soro police station limits, his cousin brother and brother-in-law’s house at Kharida. Besides, raids were conducted at Swosti Apartment at Sundarpada and office chamber in Bhubaneswar.

As per Vigilance sources, the immovable and movable assets to the tune of Rs 2, 38, 57, 747 were detected on the first day of the raid.

A one BHK apartment at Swosti Plaza, Sundarpada in Bhubaneswar having market value of Rs 4, 25, 000, one three storied building at Kharida of Rs 57, 35, 873, market complex at Soro valued at Rs 20, 97, 000, two lands at Lingipur and Pandera in Bhubaneswar valued at Rs 22, 13, 500, bank deposits and insurance of Rs 40, 55, 654, hand loan given to 12 persons of Rs 75, 30, 000, cash of Rs 3, 77, 720, gold ornaments weighing 634 gm and silver ornaments weighing 1187 gm have been valued at Rs 13, 03, 000.

Interestingly, the officials have found a winnowing tray made of gold and a silver pot.