Ex-BJD MLA Anam Naik Arrested By Vigilance Over DA Charge
Bhawanipatna: Former MLA of Bhawanipatna Anam Naik, who was under Vigilance scanner following a raid at his properties, has been arrested by the anti-graft sleuths on Thursday.
According to reports, the Vigilance has arrested the politician on charges of amassing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.
Earlier on January 17, the Koraput Vigilance Division had carried out a simultaneous raid at Naik’s duplex lodge and market complex at M. Rampur Town, a triple-storied building at Naktiguda, commercial building at Naktiguda and (4) under construction lodge/building at Purunapada under Bhawanipatna Town PS limits.
“During the course of search and inventory, Anam Naik was found in possession of assets worth Rs. 3,42,99,402/- (Rupees Three Crores Forty-two Lakhs Ninety-nine Thousand Four Hundred Two), including one triple-storied building, one duplex lodge with Foreign Liquor shop, two numbers of market complexes, two numbers of single-storied buildings and one garage, six numbers of plots, one tractor, two numbers of four-wheelers, three numbers of two-wheelers, deposits in different banks amounting over 49 lakhs, investment in insurance policies, gold ornaments, and household articles,” the Vigilance Directorate, Cuttak, had stated in a press note.
Notably, Anam Naik entered into government service as Junior Clerk in Collectorate, Kalahandi in the year 1990 and thereafter he served as such in the office of Tahasildar, Bhawanipatna, and Bhawanipatna Block. He resigned from the service about 15 years back and entered into active politics. He was the MLA of Bhawanipatna Assembly Constituency from 2014 to 2019.