Odisha engineer arrested over assets worth Rs 6.53 cr, 48 flats

Bhubaneswar: An engineer in Odisha has been arrested by the Vigilance for having assets worth Rs 6.53 crore including 48 one-bedroom flats, said an official.

The vigilance sleuths arrested Rabindra Nath Pradhan, an assistant executive engineer (AEE) on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and forwarded to the court.

The vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids on different properties of Pradhan in Bhubaneswar and other places.

The other properties of Pradhan included two double-storied buildings, one single room house, eight plots, two four-wheelers, deposits in different banks, investment in insurance policies, gold and silver ornaments, cash and household articles.

The total assets of Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Assistant Executive Engineer, GPH Division-II, Bhubaneswar and his family members has been calculated as Rs.6,53,86,710, said the Vigilance.

He was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the known source of income to the tune of Rs 5,21,08,450 which constitutes about 241% of his known sources of income.

There are three registered companies in the name of his son as director.