Bhubaneswar: A realtor was arrested on Sunday by the Saheed Nagar police here on charges of defrauding Rs 30 lakh with a promise of providing a duplex.
Source said the arrested person, Shreay Infra Group owner Himanshu Sekhar Naik, has confessed to the crime during questioning.
After getting a complaint against Naik, the police detained him at Saheed Nagar police station on Saturday evening. When Naik refused to return the duped amount to the complainant, the police took the realtor into custody. Naik will be forwarded to a court on Sunday, source added.
Meanwhile, the arrested realtor said, “This is a false allegation. The house is ready for delivery. But, the complainant had deposited Rs 23 lakh only while remaining seven lakh is yet to be given to the company. Despite several reminders to him, he did not deposit the amount. Instead he lodged a police complaint. How can a company provide a home at lesser amount?”