The court of SDJM Bhubaneswar today ordered the release of frozen amount of Rs 20 lakh in favour of wife of Tapan Kumar Mohanty, a fraud victim.
Mohanty was duped of Rs 50 lakh on pretext of sale of Nilachal Ashok hotel of ITDC at Puri. The victim is still in vegetative state and bed ridden.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) had earlier arrested Anikesh Sahu and Chandan Akash Mohanty in the case while another accused Bikash Moharanahad surrendered before the court.
Anikesh along with Chandan , ex-contractual Assistant Engineer in OTDC, and another accomplice impersonated as as senior officials of ITDC and authorised by Secretary, Tourism made a false agreement with Mohanty to sale Nilachal Ashok Hotel of ITDC at Puri.