ECoR for CBI probe into job scam in Odisha
Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12:
Almost a fortnight after a Railway recruitment scam was busted with the arrest of an employee, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) today wrote a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) urging it to probe into the fake job racket.
According to reports, the ECoR suspects the involvement of its employees in the scam and is deep rooted in the system after the arrest of several employees in the past one week.
Following this, several complaints from aspirants poured in and preliminary investigation estimated the fraud to the tune of Rs 5 crore.
“We have written to CBI to probe into the scam to unearth the involvement of Railway employees in the syndicate. Anyone found involved in the scam wouldn’t be spared,” a Railway official said.
In the wake of the scam, the ECoR had ordered for a Vigilance probe on September 6.
Notably, one Kishore Behera employed as a Grade II technician of the Banspani Electrical Division of Indian Railways was arrested by Nayapalli Police from Keonjhar-Jharkhand border on September 5 for allegedly duping Rs 22 lakh from five job seekers.
Prior to Behera’s arrest, three other Railway employees were arrested on September 3 by Commissionerate Police for their alleged complicity in the racket.
At least 10 persons, including five Railway employees have been arrested in the past five months for their alleged involvement in the scam, reports said.