OTDC Manager, Hotel ‘Nimantran’ Staffer Arrested For Rs 17.50 Lakh Fraud

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) Manager Ardhendu Sekhar Mohanty has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating Rs 17.50 lakh from Hotel Nimantran here during the last six months.

Sunil Ghadai, a contractual employee of OTDC, has also been arrested in connection with the fraud case.

According to sources, the 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 the fore during an audit conducted at the hotel.

Acting on a complaint, Saheed Nagar police arrested the two and produced them before court on Thursday.

The OTDC restaurant chain was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 3, 2021. The restaurant near Ramadevi Women’s University on the Janpath serves authentic Odia cuisine.

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