Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 4:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today suspended Works department Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) Sukdev Meher on charges of corruption and accumulation of property disproportionate to his known sources of income, said an official release.
It may be recalled here that the Vigilance had conducted simultaneous raids on Meher’s house at Baramunda-Siripur road, office chamber at Nirman Soudha, a market complex and a two-storey house in Balangir and his ancestral house in Nuapada in December last year.
During the search, it was found that Meher had acquired movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.84 crore during his incumbency as a public servant.
He had deposits in banks worth Rs 92.79 lakh, cash of Rs 51,000, vehicles and household articles worth Rs 7.3 lakh, a flat in the Capital city worth Rs 30 lakh and houses at Baramunda and Balangir and the market complex valued together at Rs 1.28 crore.