19 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: Officers of Bhubaneswar Vigilance Division today arrested Executive Engineer of Jeypore NH Division Harekrushna Panda after booking him under various sections of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018.
Acting on a tip-off regarding collection of huge cash by Panda as illegal gratification from the contractors, the vigilance sleuths had intercepted his car today while he was proceeding to his residential house at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.
During his personal search as well as search of the vehicle, he was found in possession of one yellow colour big envelope containing cash of Rs 3,89,175 (Rupees Three Lakhs Eighty Nine Thousand One Hundred Seventy Five), which he could not account for satisfactorily.
Following interception, his residential house at Nilakantha Nagar, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar was searched and further cash of Rs 6,16,000 (Rupees Six Lakhs Sixteen Thousand) was found from his house.
As per latest reports, criminal case has been registered against Panda and he has been forwarded to court. Further investigation is in progress.