KOLKATA: The Nagaland police carried out a joint operation with Bidhannagar City police in Salt Lake on Thursday to arrest a cheat who duped hundreds worth more than Rs 40 crore by offering them huge "returns" for installing mobile towers. The accused, identified as Rajesh Ranjan, was hiding in Salt Lake though he had opened up his office in Behala.
The accused had floated a company at Behala and named it as one Kawas Tele and Infrastructure India Limited. He approached people claiming that he would take lease of a portion of their land for installing broadband tower. The owner has to give Rs 40,000 in demand draft to apply for the same. In lieu of the land, the owner of the land would receive Rs 3200 per month as rent. The accused received the draft but never paid any monthly dues," explained an investigator.