Parlakhemundi: The vigilance sleuths have unearthed assets worth over Rs 2.83 crore in possession of a college lecturer in Odisha’s Gajapati district after simultaneous raids on Monday.
On the basis of search warrant issued by Spl, Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur, the anti-corruption officials led by Santanu Kumar Padhi, Vigilance Additional Superintendent of Police at Berhampur Division, conducted raids at six different locations belonging to G. Nageswar Rao, a lecturer of Minaketan College at Gurandi in Gajapati district and traced down assets worth Rs. 2,833,6805 including immovable assets valued at Rs 2,06,87,036.
The simultaneous searches were conducted at the lecturer’s residential double storied building stands in the name of his wife located at Paralakhemundi town near Makatottama Temple, double storied market complex located in Betaguda, Parlakhemundi town, residential house located at Badabrahman Sahi, Parlakhemundi, partental house at Burujango under Rayagada PS, Gajapati, father-in-law’s residential house located at village Chipurpalli, office chamber in the Minaketan College, to trace the movable and immovable assets possessed by Rao and his family members.
During the raids, the officials found movable assets, such as household articles (worth Rs 6,83,030), hard cash (Rs 31,50,000), one car (Rs 12,60,390), Gold ornaments (Rs 5,11,850) and bank deposits in different banks.
Further enquiry is on to unearth more assets and other substantial expenditure of Rao, informed Santanu Kumar Padhi, Vigilance Additional Superintendent of Police at Berhampur Division.
Notably, Rao entered into service in 1995 on contractual basis as Lecturer and his service was regularized in 2007.