Cuttack: Orissa High Court has directed the
CBI to probe the fake appointment letter racket in the state
allegedly run by a Bangalore-based woman who promised jobs on
money in a reputed company.
The direction followed a petition by one Uttam Das who
claimed that while he was studying in the Vinayak Mission
University at Chennai had come across with one Soumya Kumari
Chouhan in Bangalore who took lakhs of rupees for getting a
job in the company. He was given a letter of appointment which
turned out to be fake.
The petitioner claimed that the woman had also issued
15 such fake appointment letters to others on receiving Rs one
lakh from each job seeker.
Although, police complaints were registered against the
woman and her agents in local police stations, the state
police were unable to make any headway into the case as part
of the offence was committed in Karnataka.
A division bench of Justice L Mohapatra and Justice S K
Mishra yesterday directed the police to handover all relevant
documents of the case to Bhubaneswar SP of CBI who in turn
would forward them to SCB branch of CBI in Kolkata to conduct
The entire exercise for handing over the papers
for investigation should be completed within six weeks, the