Former BJD MLA Anam Naik arrested in disproportionate assets case

Bhubaneswar: Former BJD MLA Anam Naik, whose house was earlier raided by Vigilance officials, was on Thursday arrested on charges of amassing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.

Earlier on January 17, the Koraput Vigilance Division had carried out a simultaneous raid at Naik’s duplex lodge and market complex at M. Rampur Town, a triple-storied building at Naktiguda, commercial building at Naktiguda and under construction lodge/building at Purunapada under Bhawanipatna Town PS limits.

“During the course of search and inventory, Anam Naik was found in possession of assets worth Rs. 3,42,99,402/- (Rupees Three Crores Forty-two Lakhs Ninety-nine Thousand Four Hundred Two), including one triple-storied building, one duplex lodge with Foreign Liquor shop, two numbers of market complexes, two numbers of single-storied buildings and one garage, six numbers of plots, one tractor, two numbers of four-wheelers, three numbers of two-wheelers, deposits in different banks amounting over 49 lakhs, investment in insurance policies,  gold ornaments, and household articles,” the Vigilance Directorate, Cuttak, had stated in a press note.

Naik was the MLA of Bhawanipatna Assembly Constituency from 2014 to 2019.