TPSODL General Manager Arrested For Amassing Assets 111% More Than Known Sources Of Income


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha vigilance officials arrested the General Manager (GM) of TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPSODL) for possession of disproportionate assets, which he could not account for satisfactorily.

The accused officer, Pramod Kumar Choudhury, GM, Electrical, TPSODL, Berhampur in Ganjam district, was apprehended following searches at his properties on allegations of possession of disproportionate assets.

In this connection, Berhampur Vigilance P.S. Case No.02 dated 01.02.2023 has been registered against the officer and his son U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(b)/12 PC Act, 1988 as amended by PC (Amendment) Act, 2018.

As per reports, during house searches, the following movable and immovable assets were unearthed in the name of Pramod Kumar Choudhury, Sr. General Manager, TPSODL and his family members;
1) Triple-storeyed building located at Siddarth Nagar, 1st lane Berhampur town.
2) Double-storeyed building located at Sashibhusan Nagar, 3rd lane Ankuli, Berhampur.
3) Double-storeyed building located at village Haripur, PS-Gopalpur, Dist-Ganjam.
4) Farmhouse located at village Gaunju behind Shiva Temple, Berhampur with stock of materials for distilled water and electrical equipments etc worth over Rs.1.05 Crore.
5) 9 Plots in and around Berhampur & Chatrapur.
6) Cash Rs.67,000/-.
7) Bank & Insurance deposits worth over Rs.36 Lakhs.
8) 1 four wheeler (Renault KWID RXT).
9) 1 three wheeler worth Rs.3 Lakh.
10) 3 two wheelers worth Rs.3 Lakh.
11) Gold jewellery and household articles worth over Rs.13 Lakh.

After a thorough search, inventory and further enquiry, the income, expenditure and assets of Pramod Kumar Choudhury, were calculated and he was found in possession of disproportionate assets which is 111% higher than his known sources of income.

An investigation of the case is in progress.

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