Pradeep Pattanayak

The Crime Branch has intensified its investigation into the Bolangir fake certificate case by carrying out raids at different locations including prime accused Manoj Mishra’s coaching centre. 

To go to the root of the crime, the probing agency is very likely to grill 19 arrested persons including the mastermind Mishra and his key associate Alok Udgata. 

After taking over the case from the Bolangir Town police, the CB went to the coaching centre owned by Mishra located at College Square and the Bolangir head post office. 

Meanwhile, a five-member team led by DSP D.B. Chakra had a discussion with the Bolangir Superintendent of Police. It is also learnt that this team will go to other States to find out who are the other persons involved in the racket. 

It is believed that the diary seized from the mastermind will go a long way in helping the CB find out the root of the crime spread to other districts and States. 

Notably, OTV had first exposed the massive irregularities and telecast the reports on how aspirants furnished fake certificates to secure postal jobs in Bolangir.

On March 27, the police arrested Manoj Mishra, the owner of the coaching centre ‘Reliance Education Institute, and 18 others.