Bhubaneswar, Nov. 26 -- The Odisha Vigilance sleuths claimed to have unearthed property worth crores of rupees in possession of Santosh Kumar Das, an Assistant Engineer in the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) who is posted at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district, in multiple raids carried out on Thursday.

During searches at the properties linked to Das, the Vigilance sleuths allegedly recovered a total of Rs 41.77 lakh cash which is the highest ever cash recovery from a public servant in Odisha by the anti-corruption agency so far.

Vigilance sources said that the property amassed by Das is disproportionate to his known source of income.

Separate Vigilance teams, consisting of 10 DSPs, 4 Inspectors, and 30 other staff carried out ...