IDCOL joint manager held in DA case; Rs 10 crore unearthed by Vigilance

The Vigilance officials on Thursday arrested a joint manager of IDCOL for allegedly amassing ill-gotten properties. The accused has been identified as Gaya Santara, Joint Manager, Idcol, Ampa Valli Lime Stone Mines, Simagoda, Koraput.

“Based on searches conducted on properties of Gaya Santara, he was found in possession of disproportionate assets worth over Rs 10 Crore. As he was found in possession of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income, which he could not account for satisfactorily,” said Vigilance in a statement.

A case has been registered against Santara and his spous . Santara has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court of special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar, informed officials.

During searches conducted, movable and immovable assets were unearthed in the name of Santara and his family members;

1) Three storeyed building located over plot No. 63/A, Sector-A, ZoneD, Mancheswar Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar.

2) Four storeyed building (under construction) located over plot No.

295/2315, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar.

3) 13 number of plots as per land records of the Government, including

7 plots in prime area of Bhubaneswar, 5 plots in Jajpur and 1 plot in


4) Bank deposits worth Rs.4.44 Crores.

5) Cash Rs.1,06,44,500/-.

6) Gold-1kg 96 gm and silver-7 kg 500 gm.

7) 2 four wheelers & 4 two wheelers