Puri DEO held for amassing disproportionate assets

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Puri: Vigilance sleuths on Saturday arrested Puri District Education Officer (DEO) on charges of accumulating property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The arrested officer has been identified as Hrushikesh Kandi. He is currently posted as DEO in Puri district.

Acting on reliable inputs, the sleuths of the Vigilance department intercepted his car on Friday and conducted a search. During the search, the officials recovered Rs 1.11 lakh unaccounted cash from the vehicle.

Kandi failed to produce relevant documents regarding the amount following which the officials arrested him. Subsequently, raids were conducted at his residence in Salepur and Bhubaneswar including his government office.

During the raids, it transpired that the DEO has possessed disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 80 lakh, sources added.

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