Bhagyadhar Das, who works as a peon at the collector's office in Cuttack, is a multi-millionaire to say the least. According to reports, vigilance sleuths on Jul 20, discovered that despite a paltry salary of less than Rs 10,000 he has assets worth more than Rs 2 crore.
Reports also say that he owns palatial houses laced with the most luxurious of amenities in Chatia, Upula, Duburi in Jajpur and Joda in Keonjhar district, besides other places. These apart he also owns huge amounts of property, including land, cash and jewellery.
Even more, the vigilance sleuths, in addition to all these mentioned above found about 450 gm of gold along with huge amounts of cash from his houses.
According to reports, Das earlier worked as a chain-man in the land consolidation department at Chatia in Jajpur district for nearly 20 years. In 2009 he was transferred to the record room of the Cuttack collector's office as a peon.
Das, according to reports, also owns four trucks, two luxury cars, two-wheelers and various expensive household appliances.
Bhrata Chandra Sethi, the deputy superintendent of police (vigilance) in Jajpur, was quoted by the Times of India as saying, "Based on a complaint, the officials of the state vigilance department raided his houses and were surprised when they found that the former chainman had assets worth more than Rs 2 crore."
Deposits made by him in various banks have been seized and the investigation is still on.