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RS 1,75,810/- RECOVERED AND SEIZED FROM REGIONAL OFFICER, STATE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, PANPOSH, ROURKELA.

Cuttack,9/10/2021 ( Odisha Samachar )- In another Vigilance Operation of the day, on receipt of reliable information regarding collection of huge cash by Sri Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, Regional Officer, State Pollution Control Board, Panposh, Rourkela as illegal gratification from different sources, a team of Odisha Vigilance kept a close watch over the movement and activities of Sri Mohapatra.

 Accordingly, today i.e. on 09.10.2021, the team of Odisha Vigilance intercepted him at Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar, while he was returning from Rourkela. During interception, a sum of Rs.1,75,810/- (Rupees One Lakh Seventy-five Thousand Eight Hundred Ten) was recovered from Sri Mohapatra, which he could not account for satisfactorily. The cash as well as incriminating documents have been seized.

Following interception, residential house of Sri Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, Regional Officer, State Pollution Control Board, Panposh, Rourkela at Hi-Tech Plaza, Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar is being searched.

In this connection, Bhubaneswar Vigilance PS case No.29 dt.09.10.2021 U/s 7(a)/13 (2) r/w 13(1) (b) Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered against Sri Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, Regional Officer, State Pollution Control Board, Panposh, Rourkela. Today i.e. on 09.10.2021 he has been arrested and is being forwarded to the Court.

The investigation of the case is in progress.

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