Fraud firm dupes job seekers of Rs 1 crore

Puri: As many as 100 youths were allegedly duped of Rs 1 crore by a Puri-based consultancy firm SCT Travel to Manpower on the pretext of jobs in overseas countries.

According to sources, the consultancy firm, located at Kuchinda Vihar in Puri, cheated huge amount of money from the youths from Ganjam, Nayagarh, Puri, Khurda and Cuttack by assuring them of jobs in Dubai, Singapore.

The company has also collected money from the youths for making their visa without providing them any money receipt, the sources said, adding that a complaint in this regard was filed against Nrusingha Maharana, owner of the dubious company, with Puri SP.

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Following the complaint, Kumbharapada police has sealed the office of the company and seized some incriminating documents. Besides, the police also quizzed some employees of the firm to extract its modus operandi.