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ICLC manager held in ISO certification scam in Vadodara

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Vadodara, May 11 (UNI) Satish Mallapur, manager of the Vadodara branch of the I C L Certification (ICLC) Private Limited, was arrested by the crime branch police for his alleged involvement in an ISO Certification scam.

The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) police arrested Mallapur from his Akota residence here last night, on charges of cheating and fraud after the Chandigarh-based company lodged an FIR with the city police.

Mallapur, who is alleged to have had cheated several Gujarat-based companies by promising them ISO accreditation, had forged the signature of his company managing director and opened a bogus account of his company in a city co-operative bank to divert the cheques of the customers seeking ISO certification from ICLC.

The scam came to light recently, when two such companies, who had applied for ISO certificates paid over Rs 2 lakh to Mr Mallapur through cheques, sent reminders for early issuance of ISO accreditations. When it was found that those cheques were never credited in the ICLC account, the company sent a team to Vadodara for an inquiry and the manager was placed under suspension on May 1, after he was found to be involved in the scam.

According to DCB sources, the suspended manager had issued a fake ISO certification to an Ahmedabad-based Autotech company and had got a deposit of over Rs 2 lakh in the company's fake account opened with the Baranpura branch of the Nutan Co-operative Bank in the city. The accused would be produced before a local court this evening for police remand.

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