Cuttack,19/6/2022 ( Odisha Samachar )- Today i.e. on 19.06.2022, Sri Ashwini Kumar Das, BDO, Jaleswar, Dist-Balasore was arrested by Odisha Vigilance and forwarded to the Court of Spl. Judge Vigilance, Cuttack for possession of disproportionate assets worth approx Rs.5 Crore, which he could not account for satisfactorily. In this connection, Cuttack Vigilance P.S. Case No.36 dt.19.06.2022 was registered against Sri Ashwini Kumar Das, BDO, Jaleswar and his spouse U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b) PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amendment) Act, 2018/34 IPC.
On the allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Sri Ashwini Kumar Das, BDO, Jaleswar, Dist-Balasore, simultaneous house searches were conducted on 18.06.2022 at 6 places in Cuttack, Balasore & Kendrapara districts by 6 teams of Odisha Vigilance led by 5 DSsP, 9 Inspectors and other staff on the strength of Search Warrants issued by the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Cuttack.
After thorough search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Sri Ashwini Kumar Das, BDO, Jaleswar were calculated and he was found in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.5 Crores (approx), which is 450% higher than his known sources of income.
Investigation of the case is in progress.