Odisha Cadre IFS Officer, Son Invite Trouble; Know More

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance officials have so far recovered Rs 60 lakhs cash, gold ornaments weighing 800 grams, documents relating to purchase of gold, costly vehicles and huge money deposits from the possession of Odisha cadre IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak.

During the course of house search and subsequent enquiry, till now, cash of about Rs 60 lakhs have been found. Besides, costly household articles and gold ornaments weighing 800 gms have been found during the search. Further documents relating to purchase of gold ornaments worth Rs 23 lakhs have also been found.

Luxurious vehicles like Mercedes, BMW and Tata Harrier and three costly Yamaha FZS motorcycles have been found registered in the name of his son, who has also been hiring costly vehicles on rent.

Similarly, more than Rs1 crores have been paid towards house rent of the luxury flats and the farm house. Hotel bills of more than Rs 90 lakhs at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and advance booking amount of Rs 20 lakhs at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur in Rajasthan have also been paid.

Searches have been conducted at the following 13 places associated with the IFS officer. Official residence, office and flat of Abhay Kant Pathak at Bhubaneswar, flat of his relative at Vipul Garden, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar and house of driver at Pipili were searched.

The foreign travel details of tours to Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Maldives etc. have been obtained. Charter flight bills worth nearly Rs 3 crores involving travel from and to cities like Pune, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Juhu, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Delhi etc.

Meanwhile, Tata Motors Limited (TML) lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch of Odisha Police against Akash Kumar Pathak, son of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak accusing him of committing cheating, forgery and impersonating as the Managing Director of the company.

An official of the Tata Motors Limited also alleged Akash Kumar committed cybercrime with the intention to play fraud on Tata Motors Limited and cheat the public at large.

Akash Kumar Pathak has been using a fake ID card mentioning Employee ID 88176, a fake visiting card with the official details as- ‘Akash Kumar Pathak TAS, VP – Administration, 1st Floor, JRD Administrative Block, Tata Motors Limited, Telco Road, Pimpri, Pune, 411018, e-mail ID akash pathak@tatamotors.com and contact no. 9556968888/7077608883, the complainant stated.

The company sought the Crime Branch help to trace out the persons using the phone numbers 9556968888 and 7077608883 as mentioned by Akash Kumar Pathak.