Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Tuesday arrested Susanta Satpathy, IIC, Boipariguda Police Station in Koraput district in an interception case.
The vigilance sleuths also seized cash worth Rs 37,27,000 from the IIC during simultaneous searches at his government houses and office.
On receipt of reliable information regarding collection of huge cash by the police officer as illegal gratification from different sources, a team of Odisha Vigilance kept a close watch over the movement and activities of Satpathy.
Accordingly, on 27.11.2023 night, the team of Odisha Vigilance intercepted him near Jeypore, while he was coming from Boipariguda to Cuttack by bus. During interception, a sum of Rs.2,70,000 was recovered from Satpathy, which he could not account for satisfactorily. The entire cash was seized.
Soon after the interception, simultaneous searches were conducted at Govt. residential quarter located at Boipariguda, his office chamber at Boipariguda Police Station and another Govt. quarter at Cuttack. Further, cash of Rs. 3,00,000 from his Govt. residential quarter at Boipariguda, cash of Rs.1,80,000 from his office chamber at Boipariguda Police Station and cash of Rs.29,77,000 from his Govt. quarter at Cuttack was recovered.
With this total cash seizure comes to Rs.37,27,000, which he could not account for satisfactorily the Vigilance said.
In this connection, Koraput Vigilance PS case No.38 dt.27.11.2023 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b) Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered against Susanta Satpathy, IIC, Boipariguda Police Station, Dist-Koraput. IIC Susanta Satpathy was arrested and forwarded to the Court, the Vigilance said.