Patna: Manisha Dayal, treasurer of Aasra Home (a shelter home for women with mental disabilities), ran a placement agency that had duped over a 100 students, it has emerged.
Patna police, while interrogating Manisha and Chirantan Kumar, Aasra secretary – in connection with the mysterious death of two inmates – found that apart from the NGOs, Manisha also ran a placement agency through which she provided jobs to people in different parts of the country and also abroad.
“Based on raids at her residence and office, the police found that she also ran a placement agency,” a police officer said on condition of anonymity. “The police believe she duped over a 100 students by promising to provide them jobs in different companies, in India and abroad. We have seized several documents.”
The Patna police team on Tuesday raided Manisha’s flat number 101 at SMS Villa located at East Anand Puri area. Raids were also conducted at Manisha’s NGO Anumaya Human Resources Foundation office at Krishna Apartment in Boring Road area.
“When we raided Manisha’s office in Krishna Apartment we found signboards of Anumaya Human Resources Foundation and AVN School,” the police officer said. “AVN School is located in Patliputra Colony area and is owned by Chirantan’s father.”
Manisha and Chirantan are in lock-up at the Mahila police station in Gardanibagh after the police got them on three-day remand. Police sources said the police team is interrogating Manisha and Chirantan simultaneously.
“Manisha is not giving answers, saying ‘I don’t know’ to most questions,” a police officer said. “On Tuesday, when the cops were asking questions about financial bungling, she lost her cool and started shouting at the police. Chirantan, who too was present, later pacified her, asking her not to speak much.”
Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj said: “The police have recovered some documents which indicate she had not followed the terms and conditions for running the shelter home.” Against the capacity of 50 inmates at Aasra Home, 75 were living at the shelter home. Also, they were not provided with proper food and medicines on time.
Courtesy: The Telegraph