Crime

Senior OAS in Vigilance net

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance officials on Thursday conducted simultaneous searches on the residence and office of senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) Officer Asutosh Samal on charges of amassing properties and assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Samal is currently posted in Revenue and Disaster Management Department.

According to reports, the anti-graft officials raided Samal’s houses and office at Badachana, Bhandaripokhari and Bhubaneswar.

“Vigilance is doing its duty. If I am at guilt, I will be punished. However, I am cooperating with the officials,” said Samal.

The amount of unknown assets seized during the raid is yet to be ascertained.

 

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