According to information, during interrogation, the Vigilance sleuths got to know that Abhay and his son Ashok had together gone to deposit huge amounts of money in the HDFC and ICICI Banks in Bhubaneswar in the last month of November. They deposited Rs 50 lakh and Rs 35 lakh in two takes in Ashok’s accounts.
Abhay also told the anti-corruption agency officials that he had spent Rs 90 lakh for her daughter’s study and Rs 60 lakh for her marriage. Likewise, he had spent Rs20 lakh for Ashok’s study and made a budget of Rs 10 crore for his marriage.
Account records revealed that whopping Rs 38 lakh had been transferred from Abhay’s bank accounts to Ashok’s bank account in 2014.
Vigilance sources also said that raids were still being conducted in Abhay’s son-in-law’s house at Patna in Bihar and inquiries are on to know bungling of funds if done by Abhay during his earlier job tenures.
While Rs 600 crore had been spent for forestation in the State in the last three years, the Vigilance police are also seeing if any irregularity committed in the programme.
Meanwhile, Ashok alleged that the Tata Company is not cooperating with him. “Though I was an employee of the Tata Company, it isn’t providing any support to me now,” said Ashok.
However, Vigilance officers said Akash is making false claims only.
On completion of three-day remand period, the father-son duo was produced in the Special Vigilance Court here, said the Vigilance sources.