Bhubaneswar, Sept 6: Today the Commissionerate police suspected the involvement of some ECoR officers and staff in the defrauding case in which it had arrested an employee named Kishore Chandra Behera, an electrician, working in the Bansapani Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) from Jharkhand, on the charge of defrauding Rs 22 lakh from five youths with a promise to provide them a job in the Railways.
A female candidate informed the media that five persons including her had given Rs 22 lakh to Kishore for Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) job in 2013. Asked how she could come to know that it was an act of fraud she said some days before date of joining, Kishore had told her and other four persons over phone to return the appointment letter. The duped girl also said she and other four persons had lodged a complaint with Nayapalli police a year ago. She also alleged that the some senior Railway officials were supporting him. The hapless girl further said the five candidates along with her had met the chief personnel officer (CPO) KC Bal at his office and found that Kishore has been transferred to Madhya Pradesh. She became sure that even the CPO was involved. She claimed that there is a racket involved in this shady deal. If a CPO is involved in this racket, there must be other railway officials and staff involved in this racket.
Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said a case was registered at Nayapalli police station in February, 2015. In course of investigation, Nayapalli police came to know about the whereabouts of Kishore. Later a special team of Nayapalli police had camped on Keonjhar-Jharkhand border area since last 5 days. The team finally arrested him and brought him to Bhubaneswar for interrogation. Asked whether some other railway staff are involved in this incident, the DCP said preliminary investigation has revealed that more persons are involved in this incident. He further said the Commissionerate police is in touch with the police in other districts where Kishore has committed fraud. On asking about the documents pertaining to the date of interview and appointment letters of the candidates, Bhoi said since Kishore has forged these documents, police has started interrogation of some ECoR officials to know about the origin of these letters and their genuineness.
He also informed that another case of this kind had taken place in Chandrasekharpur recently in which police has already arrested some persons.