Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has arrested Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) Manager Ardhendu Sekhar Mohanty on charges of misappropriating Rs 17.50 lakh from hotel Nimantran here during the last six months.
The Saheed Nagar police also arrested Sunil Ghadai, a contractual employee of OTDC, in connection with the fraud case.
Sources said the two accused used to siphon off 50 per cent of the hotel’s income on daily basis and divert the money to their personal bank accounts. The fraud came to fore during audit conducted at the hotel.
Acting on a complaint, Saheed Nagar police arrested the two and produced them before court yesterday.