A 45-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday evening for allegedly defrauding a Haldia engineering graduate of Rs 11.3 lakh by promising him a job at the Indian Oil Corporation’s local refinery.
Police arrested Tanmay Middya from his home at Durgachowk in East Midnapore on the basis of a complaint filed by Soumya Pal, a resident of Sutahata.
“Over the past one year, Middya had taken money from me in instalments. But since the beginning of July, began to suspect that his claims were hollow,” said Soumya.
“Finally in August, I demanded that he return the money. So, he gave me a few postdated cheques that later bounced,” added Soumya.
The engineering graduate said he had finished paying the amount Middya had demanded to get him a job at the IOC refinery in Haldia earlier this year.