Crorepati Boudh RTO arrested by Vigilance

  • | Saturday | 17th February, 2024

The Vigilance police on Friday arrested and forwarded to court Basanta Kumar Mohapatra, RTO, Boudh, for possession of disproportionate assets (DA) to the tune of 445 per cent of his known sources of income, which he could not account for satisfactorily.  During house searches, movable and immovable assets worth crrores of rupees were unearthed in the names Mohapatra and his family members. The assets included corporate office space at Utkal Signature, Pahala, Bhubaneswar with an area approximately of 3,000 sqft, one 3-BHK flat at Utkal Royal Residency, Kalpana Square in Bhubaneswar with area of 1,900 sqft. commercial shopping outlet at Utkal Kanika Galleria Mall, Gautam Nagar, Bhubaneswar with area of 2,500 sqft, advance of Rs1.35 crore paid to the realtor by  Mohapatra for purchase of 5-BHK flat at Iconic Tower of Z-1 Estate, Kalarahanga, Bhubaneswar with area of 1,776 sqft, advance Rs98 lakh  paid to the realtor by Mohapatra to purchase a flat at Ozone Elegant in Bengaluru city, advance Rs.31.5 lakh paid to Sobha Construction, Bengaluru by Mohapatra to purchase a flat in Bengaluru city, bank and insurance deposits and investment in bonds and mutual funds worth Rs 3.91 crore, cash of Rs1,16 lakh, gold weighing 590 grams and silver 318 grams, a two-wheeler and household articles worth about Rs 9 lakh. . Notably, in 2012 when Mohapatra was posted as Junior MVI at Laxmidunguri Check Gate, Sambalpur, he was caught with unaccounted cash of Rs 39, 000. For this, he was placed under suspension and departmental proceedings were initiated against him.   

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