IPS Officer, 5 Others Booked For Govt Fund siphoning

IPS Officer, 5 Others Booked For Govt Fund Siphoning

BHUBANESWAR: The state vigilance on Wednesday lodged a case against Tripura cadre IPS Joydeep Nayak and five others including an additional SP over defalcation of Rs 88 lakh of Odisha government.

Vigilance Director RP Sharma said the accused were all involved in the fraud case.

They had tried to siphon off the money that was issued for students belonging to SC/ST, he added.

Except the IPS officer, the vigilance arrested other five persons.

The vigilance lodged cases against Joydeep Nayak, Ex- IGP in connivance with Basanta Kumar Pradhan, Ex- DSP, Pracheta Kumar Mishra, ex- senior steno (all of SC & ST Protection Cell, HRPC), Asutosh Mishra, Chandi Charan Patnaik and Mamata Rout.

It said that they showed undue official favour and disbursed an amount of Rs. 88 lakh to M/s Axis Computer in violation of financial norms, without floating any tender and furnishing false and fabricated documents.

As a result, the government has sustained a huge loss, said Sharma.

During the investigation, the accused persons Pracheta Kumar Mishra, Ashutosh Mishra, Proprietor of Axis Computer, Chandi Charan Patnaik, General Manager of Axis Computer, and Mamata Rout, Proprietor of Dev Graphics, Cuttack have been arrested.

Basanta Kumar Pradhan has also been arrested today.