Assets worth ₹5 crores found from arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (PTI) IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra, who was arrested yesterday on corruption charges, has properties valued at over Rs five crore, vigilance department officials said here today.

Mishra possessed huge amount of movable and immovable properties like three house in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, whose value runs into more than 2.5 crore.

Verification of other immovable properties of the Managing Director of Orissa Small Industries Corporation (OSIC) is under process, the statement said.

Details of Mishra’s bank accounts with deposits running into crores were under verification now, it said adding he possesses a four-wheeler valued at over Rs 11 lakh.

Besides, 42 expensive foreign branded perfume bottles, nine costly watches, 52 jeans trousers, 73 shirts, 32 t-shirts and as many coats bear testimony to his luxurious lifestyle, the statement said.

Travel documents recovered from Mishra’s possession reflect that he frequently visited countries like USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands and others. His travel expenses were under verification, a vigilance official said.

A criminal case has been registered against the IAS officer under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.