Bhubaneswar: Four persons were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch yesterday here in connection with misappropriation of funds of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC).
The four accused identified as TPR Rao of Visakhapatnam, Achyutananda Das of Bhadrak, Ranjit Kumar Sarangi of Ganjam and Vinod Kumar Singh of Mumbai, were vendors of the RMRC, established by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The four were produced in court, which later rejected their bail plea.
According to reports, these above four were accused of misappropriating the Central fund amounting to Rs 1.22 crore from the RMRC.
Earlier in 2016, the EoW had arrested Dilip Kumar Mohanty, who was working as the Steno in RMRC in Bhubaneswar following a complaint by the authorities alleging massive financial irregularities of the funds.
During the probe, the investigating department found that Mohanty had helped the four vendors in receiving a large amount of funds by fabricating the documents.