CBI unearths huge assets during raids in case against former railway official

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation has unearthed huge property and assets during the investigation of a case against former Principal Chief Operation Manager (IRTS), East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar, Pramod Kumar Jena for possession of alleged disproportionate assets.

CBI sources here on Tuesday said a cash amount of Rs. 1.57 crore, Postal saving instruments/Bank FDs of Rs.3.33 crore, Bank balance of Rs.1.51 crore, Mutual Fund of Rs.47.75 lakh, gold bars, gold biscuits/coins & gold jewellery of 17 kg (valued at approximately Rs. 9.5 crore) were found during the raids conducted at various places including Bhubaneswar, Jagatsinghpur (both in Odisha) and Kolkata

Documents related to immovable properties were also found in the Bank locker/premises of the accused and others including family members and relatives.

The CBI had registered a case on January 3, 2023, against the then Principal Chief Operation Manager (IRTS officer), East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar on the allegations of possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.92 crore.

During the searches, three locker keys of lockers in the name of the wife of the accused and other five locker keys of lockers the names of whose owners were not readily available were found.

However, after strenuous efforts, the name of the owners of the lockers as well as the locker numbers and bank branches were found out.

CBI sources said seven lockers have been operated till now and the remaining one is being operated. UNI

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