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Job fraud in Odisha’s Home deptt: Two accused arrested


Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police today arrested two persons in connection with job fraud in home department in Odisha.

The accused were identified as Manas Patra and Raghunath Patra.

While Manas works as the home guard in Odisha police, Raghunath was identified as a driver of Mancheswar PCR van. They allegedly duped a person of Rs 1.50 lakh on pretext of providing a job to his son in Home department in Odisha.

Acting on the complaint lodged at Capital Police station by the victim identified as Nilamani Moharana of Dhenkanal town, police arrested the duo.

According to reports, Nilamani was introduced to a youth, who gave his identity as a senior official of Home department in the State Secretariat. He duped Nilamani of Rs 1.50 lakh on pretext of providing a job to his son Narendra at Home department.

While Nilamani had deposited Rs 1 lakh in four installments in account of the alleged fraud identified as Raghunath Mohapatra’s account at SBI branch located at DCP office in Vani Bihar, he had given him Rs 50,000 cash.

Later, Nilamani visited DCP office where Raghunath was supposed to work. However, he returned with empty hand as there was no such employee working at the office in name of Raghunath Mohapatra.

Then he visited Secretariat in search of that person, who had taken Rs 1.50 lakh from him alluring him of providing a job for his son in the home department.

Talking to media, Nilamani said that the accused had taken him and his son on a bike to the secretariat on April 24. The security forces at the gate had not stopped them after seeing that person. He was asked to deposit Rs 1.50 lakh in that person’s account to get job. After depositing the amount, an appointment letter was provided to his son by the Home department on April 29.

Later, he came to know that that appointment letter was fake and the mobile number of Ragunath was also switched off.