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Crorepati Odisha woman Constable in Vigilance net

Cuttack, Aug 2: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted simultaneous search on houses and office of Sambalpur district’s Bareipali police outpost Constable Jayanti Sahoo and detected assets worth Rs 1,43,63,966 in her and her family members’ names.

Separate teams of the anti-corruption wing searched the residential house of the woman Constable at Sambalpur Town, parental house at Jagannath Prasad under Nakitdeul PS in Sambalpur district and office room at Bareipali.

According to a Vigilance statement, detected assets included a single-storey building at Sambalpur Town worth Rs 53,93,801, two homestead lands worth Rs 8,00,985, a car and two motorcycles worth Rs 15,68,424, four tankers worth Rs 36,55,000, deposits of Rs 36,55,000, gold and silver ornaments Rs 1,09,400, hard cash of Rs 1,04,060 and household articles worth Rs 20,96,302.

Sahoo joined as Constable in Sambalpur District in 1995 and has served for more than 20 years in different police stations in Sambalpur district.  She married to Santosh Kumar Mohanty, who is unemployed. 

Interestingly, the lady cop’s husband has been caught twice, while dealing with illicit business of PDS kerosene. Both the cases have been chargesheeted and are subjudice, it added.

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