Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing of the Odisha Crime Branch today arrested a builder for allegedly duping several persons of more than Rs 4 crore on the pretext of providing them flats.
The arrested has been identified as Premananda Mohapatra, chief of Golden View Infrastructure Private Limited.
Acting on a tip-off about his presence near a mall in the city, the Crime Branch officials reached the spot and arrested him, reports said.
Mohapatra had received over Rs 4 crore from various persons on the promise of providing them flats in Tamando area on the outskirts of the city. However, he neither provided them flats nor returned their money, following which the duped ones lodged a police complaint.