Odisha CB to take Akash Pathak on remand for 5 days

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) will take Akash Kumar Pathak, who is accused of impersonating himself as the Managing Director of Tata Motors Limited (TML) and duping job seekers, on remand for five days from tomorrow.

The Court of SDJM here has allowed the agency to take him on a five-day remand.

The TML had lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch against Akash Kumar Pathak accusing him of committing cheating, forgery and impersonating as the Managing Director of the company. The company in its FIR mentioned that Akash Kumar has taken huge amount of money fraudulently from unemployed youths to secure them a job in Tata Motors Limited.

At least 124 persons have allegedly been duped by Akash Kumar on job pretext. Akash and his father Abhay Kant Pathak, suspended IFS officer, have been arrested by the Odisha Vigilance on charges of amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to known sources of income.

During interrogation, Akash Pathak’s personal secretary David Peter revealed that the tainted IFS officer had spent lakhs of rupees to project his son as the MD of Tata Motors, Vigilance sources said.

Akash opened a office at his father’s Government quarters at Unit-9 here in the name of Tata Motors, two years ago. He used to make a list of job aspirants and call them up for a meeting at the office. Akash used to give fake job letters to the aspirants and duped them of thousands of rupees. He used to commit such forgery whenever he came to Bhubaneswar accompanied by a manager, a PA, and a bodyguard, the Vigilance sources added.

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