Begunia Land Scam: Odisha Govt recommends case to CB CID for inquiry

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today wrote to Odisha Crime Branch CID (CB-CID ) recommending it to conduct an inquiry into the alleged fraudulent land transaction by M/S Odisha Infra Tech Pvt Limited in Begunia Tehsil of Khordha district.

In a letter to CB-CID Additional Director General (ADG), Joint Secretary to Government Prakash Chandra Mohanty said, “the Government have been pleased to accord sanction for criminal investigation into sale of rayati lands belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) persons in Begunia Tehsil in favour of M/s. Odisha lnfra Tech Pvt. Limited through Benami transaction via Rabindra Kumar Sethy, Ex Driver, ORTEL.”

Mohanty further requested the ADG of CB-CID to treat the matter as most urgent.

It is pertinent to mention that, On October 12, the Khordha Collector had submitted an investigation report conducted by an independent agency in this matter.

In the report, he said, “there has been cheating and fraudulent transaction dispossessing persons belonging to SC as well as exploiting another person belonging to SC for benami transaction.”

He further requested the Government to recommend the case to CB-CID for further investigation.

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