Odisha police officer charged with corruption gets mandatory retirement | Bhubaneswar News

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday granted mandatory retirement to Additional Superintendent of Police (Communication) Trinath Mishra, who was arrested by the State Vigilance Directorate on February 16 for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets to the tune of nearly Rs 9 crore.
“ASP Mishra is one of the senior officers who are compulsory retired by the government as per the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption and inefficiency. With this, the state government has so far granted mandatory retirement to 152 civil servants accused of corruption and inefficiency,” said a senior official in the office of the chief minister.
Sources said Mishra (59) is believed to have retired from public service in October 2023. He remains in judicial custody following his arrest last week.
Vigilance crackdown on Mishra was the talk of the town as officers seized a fleet of expensive vehicles and bikes, including a BMW X7 car (Rs 1.10 crore), a GTR 250 Hyosung bike (Rs 5 ,3 lakh), Triumph Rocket 3 (Rs 20 lakh), Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS (Rs 2.5 lakh) and a Yamaha bicycle (Rs 2 lakh) from Mishra’s possession on February 15. Almost all vehicles have the same fancy registration number 0005.
“We found that several cars and superbikes were registered in the name of Mishra and his family members. We also found the involvement of Mishra’s son and his family members in several business ventures, including a hospital and a home pension in Chandikhole in Jajpur district and a licensed drug store in the name of Mishra’s wife A transport company in the name of Shantilata Transport with its offices located in Chandikhole and Dhanmandal, Jajpur was also found in the name of of Mishra’s wife,” a vigilante officer said.
Apart from this, a BHK 3 apartment in Bhubaneswar, a farm in Jajpur district and 3 plots in Bhubaneswar and Jajpur were also discovered in the raid. A case has been registered against Mishra and his wife under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018.

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