forest official under Vigilance scanner

Forest officer in Sundergarh under Vigilance scanner

Sundargarh: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday conducted simultaneous raids on the properties of the Forest Range Officer of Ujalpur Forest Range in Odisha’s Sundargarh district following allegations of amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

The accused forest official has been identified as Sangram Keshari Manihira.

As per reports, the Vigilance officials carried out the raids on the strength of search warrants issued by Special Judge, Vigilance, Sundargarh.

The raids are being carried out at the following places associated with Manihira in Sambalpur, Bolangir and Sundargarh districts:

(1). Residential triple-storyed building located at Mouza-Burla Town Unit No.01, Dist-Sambalpur

(2). Manihira’s house located at native village-Bahminipali, G.P., Chandanbhati, P.S.-Town, Bolangir

(3). House of his relative located at Nehru Nagar, P.S.- Town, Bolangir

(4). Manihira’s office chamber located inside the campus of Forest Range Office, Ujalpur Forest Range, Dist-Sundargarh.

(5) The Government residential quarter of Sri Manihira located inside the campus of  Forest Range Office, Ujalpur Forest Range, Dist- Sundargarh.

The raids are currently underway, said an official.