Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (LocalWire): The anti-corruption vigilance wing of Odisha Police has put behind bar 159 people including 40 state government officers under Prevention of Corrupt Act (PCA) provision in the last 11 months, senior police officials said here today.
Those arrested for corrupt practices and booked under PCA included among others 21 class-I officers and 19 class-II officers.
Besides, 103 class-III employees and five class IV employees, 3 other pubic servants and private individuals were also arrested during the period, they said.
The vigilance wing registered criminal cases against 250 people from 1 January to 31 October, officials said.
Of the 250 cases registered, 52 cases were instituted for the acquisition of disproportionate assets against 58 public servants and 25 private persons.
The total disproportionate assets were calculated at Rs 62.83 crore.
Similarly, 114 trap cases were registered against 120 public servants and two others and Rs 17.36 lakh bribe recovered from them. DA cases were booked against dozens of Class I and class II officers.
84 misappropriation cases have been registered against 213 people (148 public servants and 65 private persons).
254 inquiries for corrupt practices have been conducted against 27 class I officers, 25 class II officers, 187 class III employees and five class IV employees. Besides 34 other public servants and 13 other people also faced vigilance inquiry.
226 inquires have been disposed off of which 64 inquiries were referred to the concerned departments for initiation of departmental disciplinary action. 127 inquiries were converted into criminal cases, they said.
118 cases were disposed off after investigation out of which chargesheets were filed in 112 cases against 192 persons including 11 class I officers, 9 class II officers, 124 class III employees and 3 class IV employees.
95% chargesheets were filed by the vigilance sleuths this year.