Vigilance detects Rs 14.77 Cr in bank accounts of Akash, son of tainted IFS Abhay Pathak

Cuttack: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) today examined three Forest Department officers (one DEO, two ACFs), the travel and tour operator handling the booking of air tickets / chartered flights/hotels etc. and the driver of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak.

Relevant CCTV footages were seized from the residence and the apartment searched earlier. Verification was undertaken at previous places of posting of Pathak i.e. Rajgangpur, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Angul, Boudh, Koraput, Berhampur etc. as well as in the office of PCCF and Forest & Environment Department.

Analysis of statements of three bank accounts of his son at Bhubaneswar and Pune showed cash deposits of Rs.9.48 crore and deposits through transfer/clearings of Rs.5.29 crore, totalling Rs.14.77 crore. Verification of land records and educational expenditure is being made. The officers of State Forensic Science Laboratory, Bhubaneswar have started the forensic examination of the seized cell phones, laptops and other seized devices.

The SIT consisting of 3 Addl.SsP, 4 DSsP, 3 Inspectors, Bank Consultant, Chartered Accountant and Forensic Auditor and others are conducting a probe into various aspects of the case, informed Superintendent of Police (Coordination), Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack.