Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids at the office, residence and other places belonging to senior OAS officer Ashutosh Samal for amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The officer has been identified as Ashutosh Samal, currently posted in the Revenue and Disaster Management Department in the state secretariat here. He is a joint secretary level officer.
Vigilance officials conducted simultaneous raids at a luxury apartment at Kharvel Nagar here, house at his native place Sasan Purusottampur under Badchana police station limits in Jajpur district, house at Nabarangpur village under Bhandaripokhari police station limits in Bhadrak district and his office at the Secretariat in the state capital. Raids were still underway when reports last came in.
He had faced departmental proceedings for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income during his previous postings, sources in the Vigilance department said.