Rural Housing Scam: Vigilance Conducts Raids On Vinod Kumar’s House, IAS Officer On Run

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Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today raided the house of IAS officer Vinod Kumar at VIP Colony in Nayapalli area here to arrest him, but failed as the officer has been absconding from his house.

The Vigilance Department’s move to nab Vinod Kumar came a day after the Special (Vigilance) Court here convicted him and five others in the Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC) scam.

The court had issued Non-Bailable Arrest(NBA) warrants against Vinod Kumar and four others who were not present in the court during pronouncement of the judgment on July 3.

The IAS officer was the Director of ORHDC when the scam to the tune of Rs 55 lakh took place in 2000.

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