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Salt lake resident duped over property purchase, 1 held

Kolkata: The Bidhannagar North Police station in the wee hours on Friday arrested a person for duping a woman settled in Australia who visits her Salt Lake residence once in a year.
The accused had illegally trespassed into her property in the city located at BD Block in Salt Lake. According to police sources, Pratima Dutt who is settled in Australia visits the city once in a year and puts up at BD 83 in Salt Lake Sector I.
A few months back, the accused person had approached her for purchasing her property with the assurance that he would maintain the same and she would face no difficulty in accommodation when she came to the city.
The accused somehow forced the complainant to sign a power of attorney with the effect that the property would be safe and he would take care of it. Thereafter, he alluded the complainant and acquired all necessary documents from her and ultimately illegally trespassed into her property. He also extorted a huge amount from the woman and prevented her from entering the residence when she came to Kolkata in January this year. A complaint was lodged and the police arrested the accused Shyamaprosad Dutta.
The accused was produced before Bidhannagar Court on Friday and was remanded to 3-day police custody.
Menawhile, the Electronic Complex Police station arrested a youth on the basis of a complaint of molestation by a lady. As per the complaint, both the victim and the accused were travelling in a shuttle car from Behala to Salt Lake Sector V. when the incident took place.
The complainant raised a cry near College More seeing an on duty sergeant following which the youth was nabbed and handed over to the police.
He will be produced before Bidhannagar Court on Saturday.
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