Durgapur, March 5: The single-storey house of a domestic help in Durgapur that was sold off allegedly by two Trinamul workers when she was away with her family was today returned to her.
The keys to the Amravati house, allotted to Sumita Shaw under a central scheme in 2009, was handed over by councillor Dipankar Laha.
The Telegraph had yesterday reported that Sumita’s house was sold off allegedly by Trinamul workers Dinesh Karmakar and Moloy Bauri two months ago.
The Durgapur Trinamul today distanced itself from Karmakar and Bauri.
“If anyone from Trinamul is found involved in the illegal deal, he will be punished. Dinesh Karmakar and Moloy Bauri are not our party members,” Laha said.
The police said they were looking for the duo. “We hope to catch them soon,” said Sunil Yadav, the additional deputy superintendent of police (east).
Sumita, her husband Rajender and their two children had been living at a relative’s place in Durgapur.
Today, Munna Rajak, who had allegedly paid Rs 35,000 to the two Trinamul activists for the house, said he was disappointed at having “lost” his money.
“I had spent another Rs 5,000 to paint the house. I have requested Lahababu to help me get back the money,” the laundry owner said. “I had been told that the house had been lying empty for a long time. I had believed the Trinamul workers.”