The accused have been recognized as Rajkishore Nayak of Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and his uncle Ananta Charan Pradhan of Pipili in Puri district.
The accused fraudulently withdrew Rs 5.01 crore from the checking account of the zilla swasthya samiti in Sonepur on April 7 by hacking the general public monetary administration system (PFMS) of the National Health Mission.
The chief district medical officer of Sonepur lodged a criticism with EOW final month after coming throughout the financial institution fraud.
“It was a troublesome job for the EOW to make headway as they needed to scrutinise over 5,000 IP addresses earlier than pinning down Nayak, the mastermind. Throughout investigation we got here to know that Nayak used to work as an accountant on a brief foundation with the Nationwide Well being Mission in Sonepur from April 2016 to December 2020. In March, he conspired with Pradhan and a few others and hacked the Nationwide Well being Mission’s PFMS. He generated an e-cheque value Rs 5.01 crore,” a senior EOW officer mentioned.
Nayak at present works as an accountant with Swami Vivekananda Nationwide Institute of Rehabilitation Coaching and Analysis (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur in Cuttack district.
After producing the e-cheque, the accused organized duplicate stamps and seals of the chief district medical officer and extra district medical officer of Sonepur.
Nayak allegedly put the solid signatures of the involved officers on the cheque and deposited it within the financial institution for clearance. On April 7, the cash was credited to the account of an organization, named M/s Naturals.
“We had arrested M/s Naturals worker Samir Kumar Pati. However we had not disclosed his arrest within the public as the principle accused (Rajkishore Nayak) was on the run. We now have traced round Rs 3.30 crore that was transferred to totally different accounts. These accounts have been frozen. Efforts are on to retrieve the remaining quantity,” the officer mentioned.
The EOW strongly suspects the involvement of some others, together with a couple of financial institution officers within the fraud. “We’re verifying whether or not the financial institution had flagged the involved district officers about withdrawal of the large cash by the e-cheque,” the officer mentioned.