Bhubaneswar, Aug 10:
Managing Director (MD) of Simax Builders Pvt. Ltd. Nirmal Kumar Behera was arrested by the Commissionerate Police here on Saturday for duping two persons of Rs 7 lakh in fraudulent land deals. He was forwarded to the court today, police said.
According to Inspector-in-charge (IIC) of Saheed Nagar Police station KP Mishra, Behera, a resident of Balianta on the outskirts of the city who was running his office at Plot no.-6 and 12 in Saheed Nagar, had duped two of his customers named Saroj Kumar Kar of Kabisuryanagar in Ganjam district and Braja Ballabh Bhanja of Dumduma here of around Rs 7 lakhs by promising them to give land.
After two years, when the customer failed to get either the promsied plot or the money deposited for it, Kar and Bhanja lodged FIRs against Behera at the Saheed Nagar police station here.
On the basis of the FIRs, police personnel conducted raids on the Simax office and arrested its MD from its Plot no.-6 office. The police interrogated the builder involved in the cheating case.
Investigation is on for information on the builder’s other land transactions, said the police.
Kar, a defence personnel in the rank of Wing Commander, had invested Rs. 2.62 lakh for purchase of a 16-plot land while Bhanja had invested Rs. 4.40 lakh for 5 plots.