Cuttack: Builder held on charge of duping

Cuttack: A builder has been arrested for allegedly duping an investor of Rs 9 lakh in Cuttack. The accused has been identified as Sunil Kumar Das from the Gopalpur area under Sadar police station limits.

Reportedly, Sunil along with Amresh Raj has started an organisation in the name of “A.S Land And Construction” in 2015. In one of the advertisement, they promised to provide good deals with less monetary investment for lands.

After watching the advertisement, one Trupti Ranjan Biswal contacted the organisation for land. Sunil and Amresh showed the land to Biswal near the Gopalpur area. Biswal also liked the property and gave Rs 9 lakh to Sunil and the remaining 2 lakh to Amresh.

However, after waiting for several months, Biswal got dates instead of property papers.

Later, Biswal came to know that organisation has been closed. With no options left, Biswal lodged a complaint in December 2019 in Badambadi police station.

Following which, Amresh returned Rs 2 lakh to Biswal.

Acting on the complaint, the police had launched a search for the absconding culprit. After persistent efforts, police nabbed Sunil on Monday and forwarded him to court yesterday.