Crorepati watchman in Orissa, owns properties worth Rs 2 cr
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Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2010, 22:50
  
Bhubaneswar: Incredible though it may sound, the anti-corruption wing of Orissa government had detected properties above Rs two crore in possession of a class-IV employee, official sources said today.

The government employee was identified as Rajanikant Jena, a watchman at the state owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDCO), posted at Cuttack Division.

Jena, whose monthly salary was about Rs 3,500, owns a fleet of cars, three buildings in the state capital, a luxury guest house in Puri, bank balance, deposits in LIC and other financial institutions, they said.

On the allegation of acquisition and possession of disproportionate assets by the watchman, the vigilance sleuths raided his residential building at Chandrasekharpur Housing Board Colony, here on Saturday.

"We searched Jena's house on the strength of search warrant issued by the Special CJM, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar," said a vigilance official.

During search, they said movable and immovable assets were found in possession of Jena's name and in the name of his family members.

"Movable assets like, costly household articles, some luxury cars and Gold ornaments weighing about 205 gms. Deposits in different banks and post offices worth Rs 29,96,290 and LIC Rs 21,56,386 and cash Rs.33,43,960 have been detected," an official release said.

Immovable assets included one four storied building at Baliapanda, Puri and one building at Chandrasekharpur Housing Board Colony, Bhubaneswar, three numbers of MIG-II houses at Chandrasekharpur, total worth Rs 1,20,67,000 have also been detected, it said.

Total movable and immovable assets so far detected during house search, is calculated at Rs 2,05,63,636 approximately, they said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, August 02, 2010, 22:50


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