BHUBANESWAR: A local builder, Birendra Swain, was held by the City Police here on Monday on charges of cheating a customer of Rs 20 lakh.
The builder had allegedly taken the amount from Maharshi Priyadarshi for a patch of land about three years back, but neither returned the money nor did he hand over the land as per the deal.
In fact, Priyadarshi has been on the lookout for Swain for all these years, but never could trace him.
On Monday, he stumbled upon the builder and trailed him. While Swain was refilling fuel in his vehicle along Janpath, he caught hold of him and reported the matter to Kharavela Nagar Police.
Since Swain’s office is in Chandrasekharpur area, a case was being filed with the local police.