Builder Dupes Home Seeker, Arrested


Bhubaneswar: A builder in Bhubaneswar landed in the handcuffs of police for allegedly duping a home seeker of Rs 34 lakh.

According to available reports, the Commissionerate Police arrested Sangram Jena, the proprietor of Maa Jhadakhandi Eastcon for applying fraud tactics on one Ramesh Chandra Behera of Sisu Vihar in Chandrasekharpur.

Based on a complaint filed by Ramesh,  it is said that the complainant had paid Rs 34 lakh through demand drafts and RTGS to Sangram for delivery of a plot of land at Jagannathpur Mouza in Balianta area during the year 2019.

However, the builder did not provide the plot of land as promised. He also did not return the amount of Rs 34 lakh.

Though the builder executed a sale deed, it was a forged one, sources said.

A case Balianta PS case no.17 dt.17.01.21 u/s 420/468/471/34 IPC  was lodged following which the builder was arrested.

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