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Travel agent nabbed for duping Salt Lake resident of Rs 52,000

The accused promised to book air and rail tickets for the victim

A Staff Reporter | Published 30.03.22, 08:35 AM
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A 48-year-old travel agent was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly duping a Salt Lake resident of more than Rs 50,000 by promising to book air and rail tickets.

Debabrata Ghosh was arrested from his rented house in Dum Dum in northeast Kolkata after Kishan Deo Agarwal  lodged a complaint. “Agarwal had paid Ghosh Rs 2,000 to book a train ticket. He then asked Ghosh to book flight tickets to Chennai and paid him around Rs 50,000,” a police officer said.

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When he contacted Ghosh, he made excuses for not giving the tickets.

Then Agarwal realised that he had been duped and lodged a complaint.

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Last updated on 30.03.22, 08:35 AM
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