Luxurious LifeStyle – Corrupt Odisha officer and son arrested by Vigilance
Bhubaneswar– The Odisha Vigilance on Friday arrested senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Pathak on the costs of amassing belongings worth crores disproportionate to their recognized sources of revenue.
Each of them are at the moment lodged within the Jharapada jail right here after a Vigilance court docket rejected their bail functions.
Hours after the arrest of 1987-batch IFS officer, the state authorities suspended Pathak, who was serving because the Extra PCCF, Plan, Programme and Afforestation in Odisha.
The Vigilance unearthed lavish way of life and big wealth collected by Pathak.
Earlier, the Vigilance officers raided the workplace and residences of Pathak at a number of locations in Odisha, Mumbai, Pune in Maharashtra, Bihar and at Udaipur in Rajasthan.
Vigilance SP M. Radhakrishna knowledgeable that cash deposits of about Rs 9.four crore have been made within the bank accounts of his son Akash.
Apart from, they’ve made a number of international travels over the past 2-Three years, he mentioned.
Earlier, the Vigilance in an announcement had knowledgeable that pricey automobiles like Mercedes, BMW and Tata Harrier and three pricey Yamaha FZ5 bikes have been discovered registered within the identify of his son.
Equally, greater than Rs 1 crore has been paid in the direction of home hire of the posh flats and the farmhouse. Lodge payments of greater than 90 lakhs at Lodge Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and advance reserving quantity of Rs 20 lakh at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur in Rajasthan have additionally been paid.
The international journey particulars of excursions to Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and so on. have been obtained.
Constitution flight payments worth almost Rs Three crore involving journey from and to cities like Pune, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Juhu, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Delhi and so on. have additionally been ascertained.
However, the IFS officer denying the allegations mentioned there isn’t any corruption concerned and all the things is authorized.
“I am innocent. The allegations are false. My son’s monthly salary was Rs 1 crore and he was maintaining a luxurious lifestyle on his own money,” Pathak instructed reporters. (IANS)