Odisha: an engineer arrested in a case of disproportionate goods

Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS): Vigilante Odisha on Wednesday arrested Dusmanta Kumar Dehury, an assistant engineer working in the rural works wing of the state government for possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.54 crore, including 28 plots and six buildings, officials said.

Dehury, Assistant Engineer in Rural Works Sub-Division, Nimapara in Puri District, was found to possess disproportionate assets amounting to 333% of his known sources of income, which he could not substantiate in a manner satisfactory, said vigilance officials.

Acting on an allegation against Dehury, vigilante officials carried out simultaneous raids on Tuesday in 7 locations in Khurda, Puri and Dhenkanal districts.

During the raid, vigilance found 28 plots including 7 plots in Bhubaneswar core area and 21 plots in Dhenkanal core area. The registered bill of sale value of these plots is around Rs 1.45 crore. However, the actual market price will be higher, officials said.

Similarly, a three-storey building in Bhubaneswar (Rs 92 lakh), three single-storey buildings in Dhenkanal (Rs 32.77 lakh), two outbuildings in the neighboring area of ​​Bhubaneswar (Rs 12.34 lakh), bank deposits and insurance (Rs 47.65 lakh) and Rs 1.62 lakh cash detected in his possession.

Also, 1 four-wheeler (Mahindra Renault Logan) worth Rs 11 lakh and 2 two-wheelers, gold and household items worth more than Rs 12.18 lakh detected by detectives of alertness.

A case was registered against Dehury at the Cuttack Vigilance Police Station and he was forwarded to the Special Judge Vigilance Court, Dhenkanal, following the arrest.

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