Berhampur,11/07/19:On the allegation of acquisition of assets Disproportionate to the known source of income by Ushanta Sahu, Sarpanch, Ankorada GP, Digapahandi Block, Dist-Ganjam, his (1) The double storied residential building at Niladri Bihar, 2nd lane, Anchala Colony, Digapahandi, District- Ganjam stands in the name of Smt. Sukanti Sahu, wife (2) The residential triple storied building under construction in Digapahandi NAC area near Punjikayan Chhaka in the name SO (3) The tin roofed garage at Podamari Road, Digapahandi NAC, (4) The single storied building situated at village Rajpur, Aska Road in the name of son Sagar Sahu, (5) office chamber in the office of Sarpanch, Ankorada GP, Digapahandi Block, Dist-Ganjam and (6) double storied building at native village Nabarangapur were simultaneously searched .
On 10.07.2019 by the officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division on the strength of search warrant issued by Spl. Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur in Misc. Case No. 01/2019.In course of search and inventory Ushanta Sahu, Sarpanch was found in possession of assets worth Rs.1,49,04,543/- including 03 nos. of buildings, 12 nos. of Plots, bank deposit of Rs.28,79,558/-, 02 nos. of four wheelers, gold and silver ornaments, cash and costly household articles.
search, inventory and further enquiry the income, expenditure and assets of Sri Sahu was calculated and he was found in possession of assets is proportionate to his known source of income to the tune of Rs.1,54,56,643/-. Ushanta Sahu, Sarpanch, Ankorada GP was found in possession of such huge disproportionate assets amounting more than 1.5 Crores, which he could not account for satisfactorily. Berhampur Vigilance P.S.Case No. 16 dt.11.07.2019 has been registered against Sri Sahu and his wife U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 91) (b) /12 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 for detail investigation.
In course of investigation, today i.e. on 11.07.2019 Sri Sahu has been arrested and being forwarded to the Hon'ble Court of Spl.Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur.Separate FIR has been submitted to the IIC, Digapahandi PS, Dist-Ganjam for possession of unlicensed automatic (pistol) fire arm and 06 nos. of live ammunitions found from the possession of Sri Sahu during house search.
Investigation of the case is in progress.