Sambalpur Jailor in Vig net, arrested for allegedly amassing assets


Sambalpur: The State Vigilance on Friday conducted simultaneous raids on the residence, paternal house and office of suspended Jailor of Sambalpur Circle Jail Susanta Kumar Rout on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The Vigilance sleuths arrested Rout and will request the Special Judge, Vigilance for taking his remand for further interrogation to trace out his immovable and movable assets.

Reportedly, raids were conducted at Rout’s government quarters and his office at Sambalpur and parental house at Kalyanpur and Binjharpur in Jajpur district to unearth possession of disproportionate assets.

Notably, cash of Rs 18 lakh had been recovered from Rout’s chamber in the jail during a raid on June 4.

Additional Director General (Prisons) Arun Kumar Ray had suspended Rout on Thursday and asked for a Vigilance probe into the incident.

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