Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the State Crime Branch today arrested Z-Infra MD Prasanna Patra’s wife Rashmita Patra for allegedly defrauding people of Rs 12 crore on pretext of providing land to them.
She was booked under Section 420, 406,467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and r/w Sec 6 of the OPID Act.
Sources said Rashmita along with his husband had collected around Rs 12 crore from about 300 persons between 2010 and 2013 for providing them house plots with all amenities at Kansapada near IIT, Bhubaneswar under Jatni tehsil.
The accused, after collecting the money, neither provided litigation free plots with approach road nor refunded the deposited amount to the investors and misappropriated the same.
Earlier on August 7 last year, Rashmita’s husband Prasanna Patra was arrested in connection with the case. He is in judicial custody.