Odisha vigilance chargesheet against Gopalpur MLA, wife
Odisha’s Vigilance Department has filed a 3,000-page chargesheet before a Special Vigilance court in Cuttack against Gopalpur MLA and expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahy and his spouse for possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs 9.18 crore.
The Odisha vigilance, on order of Lokayukta, Odisha registered a case against Panigrahy on October 4th, 2021 under Prevention of Corruption Act, 2018 for possession of assets disproportionate to income sources by Panigrahy during his tenure as a public servant.
Panigrahy was found in possession of assets disproportionate to the tune of Rs 9.18 crore, which he could not explain satisfactorily, according to Odisha Vigilance.
His spouse (Sujata Panigrahy) was also found liable for abetting the offence. Accordingly, the investigation report was filed before the Lokayukta on June 9, 2022. After examining the report, the Lokayukta Odisha on April 20 ordered submission of chargesheet against Panigrahy and his spouse.