Odisha police take ITER job scam accused Manas on 3-day remand

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 4:

Police took consultant Manas Ranjan Nayak, who was arrested in connection with ITER job scam, on a three-day remand here today.

The Commissionerate police expect to get more clues and trace out others hands behind the case after interrogating Manas during the remand period.

Yesterday he had made shocking revelation that Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University, the varsity that runs the ITER, had offered him a job for which he wanted to help it in return.

He had also rubbished the allegation of being a middleman between the recruiting companies and the ITER College.

Manas, hailing from Balia under Salipur police station in Cuttack district, was arrested by Twin City Commissionerate police from Puri on June 2.

He was arrested under Sections 468, 471, 420, 419, 34 of the IPC.

“Manas coordinated the whole fake placement process hiring personnel to conduct interviews,” Twin City Commissioner of Police YB Khurania had said.

Earlier, ITER Dean (Placement) Rajkishore Hota was arrested for his alleged involvement in the fake recruitment.

As many as 50 students of the college functioning under Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University had alleged that they got fake job letters for recruitment in many leading companies during the campus placement drive at ITER.

The university registrar had lodged a complaint with Khandagiri police against the consultancy firm associated with the campus placement drive following which a case a registered.

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