Couple arrested for Rs 50 lakh land fraud in Cuttack

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police arrested the director of Basundhara Land and Developer and his wife from Mahandi Vihar area in Cuttack last night for their alleged involvement in Rs 50-lakh land fraud.

According to police sources, the arrested couple has been identified as Kishore Chandra Jena and Damayanti Nayak.

While Kishore was the director of the fraudulent company, his wife was working as its managing director.
The couple has duped Niranjan Swain of Tirtol area of Rs 13 lakh on the pretext of providing him a piece of land in Bhubaneswar.

A complaint in this regard was filed in Chauliaganj police station in Cuttack. The sources added Jena and his wife have also collected Rs 50 lakh from a number of customers by promising them to provide them land.

Four cases relating to land fraud have been registered against them at Chauliaganj police station and one at Jagatpur police station.

Notably, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Phulbani courts have issued non-bailable warrant against the couple.