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Clerk arrested for impersonating IAS officer, dishonest Delhi agency of Rs 1.17 crore

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By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch arrested a clerk of the Directorate of Technical Education Training (DTET) Suryamani Tripathy for impersonating an IAS official and dishonest New Delhi primarily based Rashtriya Stainless Steel to the tune of over Rs 1.17 crore after promising to problem numerous tasks of the Works Department to the agency.

Suryamani’s affiliate Amit Kumar was additionally apprehended for impersonating an engineer of the Works Department.

In 2017, the proprietor of Rashtriya Stainless Rikab Chand Munot met Rajesh Gahlot by means of one in every of his associates. Rajesh pretended to be a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer and claimed many IAS officers in Odisha have been his associates.

Rashtriya Stainless has its department workplace at Kalinga Nagar in Bhubaneswar. The department workplace’s proprietor is Rikab’s son Akshay Munot.

Rajesh launched Rikab and his son Akshay to Suryamani at Odisha Niwas in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Suryamani claimed that he was posted as an Additional Secretary within the Works Department.

Suryamani and Rajesh assured the complainant that high-value work orders in Odisha can be issued in favour of Rashtriya Stainless Steel.

In 2018, Suryamani known as Rikab and his son Akshay to Bhubaneswar to execute an settlement with the Works Department. Suryamani launched his affiliate Amit, who’s unemployed, to them as an engineer of the Works Department when the duo went to satisfy the accused on the workplace of the engineer-in-chief (civil), Nirman Soudha.

The accused took Rikab and Akshay to a court docket within the capital and produced faux settlement letters signed by the assistant engineer within the workplace of EIC (civil). Akshay signed on the cast papers on behalf of Rashtriya Stainless and the paperwork have been notarized.

In March 2018, Suryamani and Amit requested the victims to deposit Rs 25 lakh within the state authorities’s Directorate of Treasuries to get Rashtriya Stainless registered within the Works Department for issuance of assorted work orders.

Rikab and his son Akshay paid the money to a lady who impersonated an official of the Directorate of Treasuries and the accused supplied them a faux receipt. The father-son duo had met the accused close to the Directorate of Treasuries.

Suryamani then supplied two faux work orders to Rashtriya Stainless issued by assistant engineer within the workplace of EIC (civil) having contract worth of Rs 3 crore and Rs 4 crore on March 15, 2018.

The accused once more issued two faux work orders on August 21, 2018 having contract worth of Rs 32.52 crore and Rs 47.52 crore for numerous works within the state.

Suryamani additionally handed over a faux letter signed by the accounts officer within the workplace of EIC (civil) to switch Rs 1.52 crore and Rs 3.16 crore to the account of Rashtriya Stainless in the direction of 20 per cent advance for the work order issued in favour of the agency.

The accused individuals continued to gather cash from the victims on the pretext of expediting work orders in favour of Rashtriya Stainless.

However, Rikab filed an RTI software when Rashtriya Stainless didn’t obtain any work from the state authorities and he got here to know that every one the paperwork supplied to him and his son have been faux.

The victims then lodged a criticism within the EOW and a case was registered on this connection on Thursday. Suryamani was nabbed from Cuttack and Amit from Bhubaneswar on Friday.

“Fake work orders, agreements and treasury receipts have been seized. Suryamani used to meet the victims at Odisha Niwas in New Delhi to gain their confidence. He has also saved the mobile numbers of senior IAS, IPS, OAS officers and judges to create a good impression before the complainant,” EOW DIG Jai Narayan Pankaj advised TNIE.

Investigation of the case is on to establish and nab the opposite accused individuals, he added.