Head Excise Clerk Under Vigilance Scanner Over Disproportionate Assets

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Bolangir: Vigilance sleuths on Friday morning raided the properties of a Head Clerk of the Excise department in the district on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

The accused clerk has been identified as Trinath Sethi. He is currently posted as Head clerk at Excise department in Bolangir district.

Acting on allegations against the accused clerk, the anti-corruption wing today conducted simultaneous raids at four places including his residence, his parental house in Nuapada, and his office.

Officials also raided the office of his wife who works as an accountant in the Wesco department.

The exact amount of disproportionate assets possessed by the accused officer will be ascertained after completion of the search drives, sources informed.

Meanwhile, the accused couple have refuted the allegations stating that they have built the house because of the salary incurred from their respective jobs, sources said.

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