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CBI raids IMMT, books IIT-Goa director in disproportionate assets case

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Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked Barada Kanta Mishra, the director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) -Goa over corruption charges.

The academician is accused of amassing wealth worth Rs 1.14 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income. The CBI has booked Mishra under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mishra is accused of indulging in corruption while discharging duties as director of Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) in Bhubaneswar between April 2006 and March 2017.

Earlier in the day, the CBI conducted raids at the academician’s residence as well as IMMT in Bhubaneswar in connection with the case.

The CBI in its FIR has claimed that Mishra’s assets were worth Rs 3.39 lakh in 2006 but had risen to over Rs 2.19 crore by 2016. The FIR also alleges that Mishra had earned over Rs 2.39 crore and had spent nearly Rs 1.31 crore on “payment of margin amount for purchase of a car, advance payment on the purchase of a flat, house loan repayment, educational expenditure of his children and kitchen expenses during this period”.

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