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Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has moved a local court seeking remand of Akash Pathak for investigation into the allegations levelled by Sky King, a Bhubaneswar-based travel agency.

The police will also investigate the cheating allegations against Akash who impersonated himself as the Managing Director of Tata Motors.

The Sky King Travel agency registered a complaint at Kaharavela Nagar police station on December 2, accusing him of defrauding the agency of over Rs 65 lakh.

"Based on the complaint of Sky King Agency, the Investigating Officer (IO) of Kharavela Nagar police station has moved the court seeking remand of the accused Akash Pathak for interrogation. The accused is now under judicial custody," DCP Umashankar Dash said.

According to reports, Akash and his father Abhaykant Pathak had booked chartered flights, five star hotels and air tickets through the agency which cost around Rs 2.78 crore. However, they had paid Rs 2.13 crore while outstanding bill of Rs 65,16,233 is yet to be cleared, the agency alleged..

The company further alleged that the father-son duo threatened the officials of the Sky King of dire consequences when the latter approached to repay the bill.

Sky King used to book charted flights, hotels in the name of Akash as he is a regular customer. The flight bookings were made for several destinations including Jamshedpur, Pune, Mumbai, Patna and Delhi,” said an employee of Sky King.

Earlier in May, the Tata Motors Limited (TML) had lodged a complaint against Akash with the Crime Branch allegeing that he had cheated youths by impersonating him as a Managing Director of Tata Motors with the false promise of giving them job

Abhaykant, a senior IFS officer and his son Akash were arrested by the Vigilance on November 27 for allegedly accumulating massive “ill-gotten” wealth. During a country-wide search, the vigilance stumbled upon many incriminating papers and documents pertaining to Benami properties and bank deposits worth over Rs 9.35 crore, which was about 435 per cent more than his known sources of his income.

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