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Posted on Nov 01, 06:00PM | UNI
The Odisha Vigilance department has initiated 216 cases for attachment of properties of which orders for attachment of properties had already been passed in 92 cases under Criminal Law Ammendment Ordinance, 1944.
This was revealed by Director Vigilance S Panwar while speaking at a programme on the Vigilance Awareness Week here today.
He said special provision had been made in the Odisha Special Court Act for expeditious confiscation of property of the accused.
Mr Panwar claimed that Odisha Vigilance was the first anti-corruption agency in the country to be armed with power of non-conviction based confiscation.
He said so far 60 confiscation proceedings had been instituted. So far 61 cases were ended in conviction this year which included six Class-I officers.
Mr Panwar said this year 26 government servants were dismissed from service after their conviction in the court, adding the department had arrested and forwarded 120 persons to courts out of which nine are Class-I officers.