Man arrested by CB for land fraud

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Crime branch arrested Pradipta Barik, manager of Sainik Welfare Organisation Project on charges of land fraud on Monday.

According to sources, Barik was arrested for allegedly cheating defence personnel of Rs 30 cr on false promise to provide land near Chandaka.

Earlier, another real estate developer Purna Chandra Panda, managing director of Brookson Infrastructure Private Limited, Chandrasekharpur was arrested with similar charges by the EOW of Crime Branch for duping a number of defence personnel of nearly Rs 35 crore on the false promise of giving them land in the city.