The Vigilance division on Monday carried out raids at premises belonging to 6 retired authorities officers in numerous components of the Odisha in reference to a significant land fraud case probe.
As per reviews, simultaneous home searches are at the moment underway at 9 locations together with Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Jagatsinghpur districts.
As many as 9 groups led by one Extra SP, 11 DSPs, 6 inspector rank officers are conducting the raids at a number of areas within the 4 districts.
The officers who’re below scanner embody Ramesh Chandra Panda, Ex-Tehasildar, Kujang, Mahendra Prasad Mohanty, Ex- Sub-Collector, Jagatsinghpur (retd), Santosh Kumar Mallick, Ex-Income Inspector, Jhimani, RI Circle, Narendra Kumar Lenka, Ex-Income Inspector, Paradeep Garh (retd), Sri Subash Chandra Das, Ex- Income Inspector, Kujanga and Jyoti Bhusan Barik an Ex- Income Inspector of Pandua Circle.
The raids are being carried out over expenses of legal misconduct, misappropriation, forgery and legal conspiracy by these former authorities officers in illegally settling precious Authorities land below the Odisha Authorities Land Settlement Act in favour of in-eligible beneficiaries below the Vasundhara scheme.
The Vigilance division had registered a case below Sections 13(2) ,13(1)(a) of the Prevention of Corruption ( Modification) Act, 2018 and Sections 466/409/120-B of the Indian Penal Code on this connection. The probe appears to have gathered steam now.