Crorepati Sarpanch lands in vig net

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Berhampur: Vigilance sleuths today raided houses and properties of the sarpanch of Ankaroda village under Digapahandi block on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.

The accused has been identified as Usanta Sahu.

Acting on the allegation against the sarpanch, a team of the anti-corruption wing carried out simultaneous raids at six places including the panchayat office and properties belonging to him.

Following the verification of several documents and papers relating to the incident, officials found that 12 plots, four buildings, two cars worth 28 lakh were possed by the Sarpanch.

Along with all the assets, officials also seized gold ornaments weighing over 50 gram and cash of around Rs 60,000.

The raids were conducted following allegation against the accused sarpanch for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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