A labour contractor was arrested on Wednesday for amassing over Rs 1 crore by forging signatures on the vouchers of a civil construction firm. The accused was netted from his Salt Lake home by Hare Street thana officials.
Police found Satish Chandra Ghosh, the accused contractor, had misappropriated the money over the past year. “We received a complaint from Mackintosh Burn, the construction firm, last night. We are trying to trace his bank accounts to recover as much of the money as possible,” said D. P. Bhattacharya, officer-in-charge of Hare Street police station.