Man Held For Duping Ukraine-Returned Medical Students Of Rs 43L In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police have arrested former director of an education consultancy firm for allegedly duping around 65 Ukraine-returned medical students of Rs 43 lakh on the pretext of helping them obtain transcript certificates (TCs) from universities there to be able continue their studies in India.

The arrested has been identified as Swadhin Mohapatra of Bhutia village at Bhandaripokhari in Bhadrak. He was staying at Gatikrushna Green housing society in Ranga Bazaar area here and working as a director of Bhubaneswar-based Global Focus Education Pvt Limited from April 2019 to February this year.

According to police sources, Mohapatra had allegedly collected Rs 43.72 lakh from the students through the bank account of his mother without the knowledge of the company between November and December last year. An investigation was launched after MD of the consultancy firm Abdul Zaheer Baig lodged a complaint with police on September 8.

The accused has been booked under sections 420, 294 and 506 of the IPC and police have begun the process to freeze his bank accounts. Further investigation is on to ascertain involvement of others in the matter, the sources added.

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