Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Odisha Vigilance official raided from the house of Gopalpur MLA Dr Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy from the house of Gopalpur and seized around 1440 grams of gold and a designer necklace worth Rs 24.25 lakh.
Further steps are also being taken for freezing of bank accounts of Dr Panigrahy and his family members. The documents found during the searches will be examined by the officers of Financial Wing of Vigilance and Professional CA and Banking Consultants, the anti-corruption agency said.
Cyber Cell of Vigilance will examine all electronic evidences/ documents found during the searches. Examination of witnesses, suspects and accused shall be carried out in due course of time. Further investigation was underway, it added.
The Odisha Vigilance had yesterday carried out raids at 15 places in the state in connection with allegation against Panigrahy regarding possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The agency said the legislator had amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 5.05 crore.