Crime Branch to take Akash Pathak on five-day remand


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) will take Akash Kumar Pathak, who is accused of duping job seekers by impersonating himself as the Managing Director of Tata Motors Limited (TML), on five-day remand from Friday.

The SDJM court here has allowed the Crime Branch to take him on a five-day remand.

Notably, Tata Motors denied that Akash Kumar Pathak is not a bonafide employee of the company..

The TML had lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch against Akash Kumar Pathak accusing him of committing cheating, forgery and impersonating as the Managing Director of the company.

Over 100 persons have allegedly been duped by Akash Kumar on job pretext.

Akash and his father Abhay Kant Pathak, suspended IFS officer, have been arrested by the Odisha Vigilance on charges of amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to known sources of income.

Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi has also been arrested by the Crime Branch on job fraud charges.

Panigrahi allegedly collected money on behalf of Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Pathak, who falsely posed as a senior functionary of TATA Motors, said the investigating agency.