ECoR recruitment scam: Odisha police arrest senior technician

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16:

The Twin City Commissionerate police today arrested Railway Senior Technician Ashok Mallick in connection with the East Coast Railway (ECoR) recruitment scam.


With this, the number of arrests in the case went up to 8, sources said.

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.

In the wake of the scam, the ECoR had ordered for a Vigilance probe into the matter on September 6.

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