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EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, R & B DIVISION, PURI INTERCEPTED  & JUNIOR ENGINEER ARRESTED BY VIGILANCE ON GRAFT CHARGE

 

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Cuttack:On receipt of reliable information regarding collection of huge amount as illegal gratification by Sri Niroj Kumar Dash, Executive Engineer, Roads & Building, Division, Puri and proceeding towards Bhubaneswar by vehicle (Bolero) bearing Regd. No. OD-13-H-5756, the Officers of Vigilance Bhubaneswar Division, intercepted him on 31.3.2018 at about 8.50 P.M at Pipili Toll gate to ascertain the genuineness of the information.  During interception, a sum of Rs. 3,28,500/- (Rupees three lakhs twenty eight thousand five hundred) was found from the possession of Sri Dash. On being asked, Sri Dash failed to account for satisfactorily for possession of such a huge amount of cash. 

 

In this connection, (1) his residential Govt. quarter at Bhubaneswar and (2) his office chamber at Puri were searched simultaneously. 

 

During search, further cash of Rs.4,34,590/-(Rupees four lakhs thirty four thousand five hundred ninety), one plot at Puri, one flat at Dhauli, Bhubaneswar, one flat at Kalpana Plaza, Samantarapur, Bhubaneswar, investment in LIC, fix deposits in different Banks and Post offices, gold and silver ornaments, one i10 Car, one Hero Honda motor cycle with other relevant documents relating to investment in shares / debentures / bonds / Pass Books of different Banks have been recovered. The balance in different Bank accounts, two Bank lockers and details of investment are yet to be verified.  

 

In this connection Bhubaneswar Vigilance P.S case No.11 dt. 31.3.2018 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) (e) P.C. Act, 1988 has been registered against Sri Niroj Kumar Dash, Executive Engineer. Sri Dash has been arrested and forwarded to the Court on 1.4.2018 and remanded to judicial custody till 13.4.2018. Further investigation is going on.  

 

In another vigilance case on 2.4.2018, Sri Nilamani Panigrahi, Junior Engineer, Puri Municipality, Dist. Puri has been caught red handed by the officers of Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 20,000/- from Sri Purnendu Kumar Sarangi of village Baseli Sahi, Dist. Puri for preparation of the part running bills of Rs.8,00,000/- in respect of the work executed by the complainant. 

 

The gist of the case is that complainant Sri Sarangi, who is working as a contractor, has executed constructional work of Nua Sahi and Behera Sahi drain under Puri Municipality. Accused Sri Panigrahi, JE, demanded bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the complainant Sri Sarangi for preparation of the part running bills of Rs.8,00,000/-. Finding no other option, the complainant reported the matter before SP, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar, Division for taking legal action.

 

 

Accordingly, a trap was laid on 2.4.2018 at about 3.40 P.M.  Sri Panigrahi, JE was caught red handed by the Vigilance officers at the Varandah of his residential quarter at Puri, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the complainant          Sri Sarangi. The bribe money of Rs.20,000/- has been recovered from the possession of Sri Panigrahi and seized in presence of witnesses. His both hands wash as well as left side pocket of his wearing pant gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe. The residential house of Sri Panigrahi located at Sibananda Nagar, Jajpur Road, Dist. Jajpur is being searched. Sri Panigrahi has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.

 

In this connection, Bhubaneswar Vigilance P.S. Case No. 12 dt.31.3.2018 U/s 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered and is under investigation

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