Real estate developer arrested for duping elderly
Kolkata: Police arrested a real estate developer following an interrogation at Bidhannagar North police station in connection with a case where an allegation of cheating an elderly person has cropped up.
Police said one Suchitra Bakshi had lodged a complaint against real estate developer Biswadeep Chakraborty.
She lodged the complaint alleging that she was cheated by Chakraborty, who had engaged into an agreement with her to develop a multi-storeyed residential building on her plot in Salt Lake. She claimed that she was supposed to get Rs 70 lakh from the developer and also a floor of the building along with a parking space as per the agreement.
She claimed that the real estate developer had given them a total of Rs 14 lakh in phases and they had even shifted to a rented house. Rent of three months were also given by the developer in advance.
But the situation turned worse when the rent was no more paid and the landlord didn't allow the complainant to stay anymore at the rented house. The complainant had repeatedly attempted to seek attention of the real estate developer. But it was of no help, she alleged.
Finally, she shifted to another rented house at Lake Town and lodged a complaint with the police. Police initiated a probe in this connection and initially detained him for interrogation. He failed to give any clarification to many questions of the investigating officers for which he was arrested.