Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Apr 16:
Four persons were arrested from Khandagiri area on charges of defrauding lakhs of rupees from unemployed youths on the promise of providing them jobs on Tuesday, Twin City Commissionerate Police in Odisha revealed here today.
The accused, identified as Bibhuti Bhusan Pradhan (24), Sanatan Nayak (36), Pradipta Manohari (30) and Samir Pattnaik (28), were forwarded to the court of SDJM Bhubaneswar today. The accused were booked under section 420, 467, 468, 471, 470, 34 of IPC, police sources said.
The arrested youths were running a fake placement agency named Unique Solutions Consultancy at Satabdi Nagar near Baramunda under Khandagiri police limits and were trapping gullible unemployed educated youths to part with substantial amounts to provide them with jobs, police source said.
The matter came to light after an unemployed youth Sudam Kabat of Raghunathpada under Titilagarh police limits in Bolangir district lodged a complaint with Khandagiri police yesterday.
In his compliant, Sudam alleged that Samir had persuaded him to deposit Rs 60, 000 for a job as a data entry operator in the office of Superintendent of Police (SP), Bolangir. An interview was duly conducted at the Unique Consultancy office, he said.
The complainant said he got suspicious when he was not given any receipt after depositing the amount.
After Sudam filed the complaint yetserday, local police, along with the Quick Action Team (QAT), swung into action immediately and rounded up the accused from the office and recovered hundreds of resumes of unemployed youths and job seekers, whom they have cheated, said twin city Commissioner of Police (CP) Dr R P Sharma.
The police team has seized one computer, a laptop and many incriminating documents from the office of Unique Consultancy. Steps are being taken to apprehend the absconding Managing Director of the company Jagyandutta Meher, the CP said. Steps are also being taken to freeze the bank accounts of the company and the Managing Director, he added.