The Commissionerate Police arrested a person who, impersonating as a Vigilance Superintendent of Police, fleeced a contractor of Rs 7. 60 lakh on the promise of giving him some contractual works. The accused has been identified as Manoj Kumar Majhi, a resident of Krushnaprasad area of Puri district.
During the investigation, police seized cash worth Rs 2.60 lakh and ATM cards of six banks from his possession.
As per reports, Manoj Kumar Choudhury, a contractor of Rayagada district had filed a police complaint at the Vigilance office that Majhi had promised him to award some contractual work in the Vigilance office and took Rs 7.60 lakh from him.
Police sources said, Majhi used to be a lecturer in the psychology department in a college in Udala of Mayurbhanj district. As many as five cases of fraud have been pending against him at different police stations.
Briefing media persons, ACP (Zone-5) Goutam Kisan said that Majhi has been arrested on the basis of the allegation and evidence against him.
"During the investigation, we came to know that Majhi had called Choudhury over phone introducing himself as the Vigilance SP. Majhi told Choudhry that various construction works of the Vigilance office would be carried out and he would give Choudhruy work. He took Rs 5 lakh from the latter as advance and later took Rs 2.60 lakh from him,” the ACP added.