Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Ex-CBI Director Exposes Rs 250 Cr Govt Land Scam In Odisha – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) M Nageswara Rao has made shocking revelations about how government land was sold by the land mafia in cahoots with powerful people including IAS and IPS officers.

The former CBI head revealed how the mastermind Nrusingha Prasad Sundaray alias Babino, in cahoots with powerful people, fraudulently sold the government land, which they encroached on by creating forged documents.

An RTI reply has revealed that the land measuring a total of around 7.5 acres located on government plot no- 321 under Patrapada Mouza and situated alongside the National Highway, has been sold and purchased at least 27 times.

Shockingly, the sale deeds were executed in the names of former Director General of Police (DGP) Odisha Sanjeev Marik’s son Sudeep Marik (in 2009), former Director of Intelligence R.P Koche (in 2010), former Additional DGP Shyam Sundar Hansdah’s wife and son (in 2011) and former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) M. Nageswara Rao’s wife and son (in 2011), including several others.

Rao has revealed that he is also the victim of the fraud and had even registered an FIR in 2015. But, despite his efforts, he failed to get the FIR registered as many powerful people were involved in the case.

According to local RTI body Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhijan (OSAA), Nrusingha is the brother of a former BJD corporator from Ward no-49 in Aiginia locality and the brother-in-law of corporator Sanjukta Sundaray.

He has been allegedly involved in selling government land by using manipulated land records with the help of several powerful people. Shockingly, Nrusingha has registered lands in the name of former DGP Sanjeev Marik’s son and RP Koche, M. Nageswara Rao and his wife M Sandhya, and IPS officer Shyam Sundar Hansdah, his wife Pankajini and their son Partha Sarathi.

Meanwhile, allegations are there that apart from the six acres, Nrusingha has occupied and possesses another patch of forest land measuring 1.5 acres near Smruti Bana (memorial forest area) in the State Capital.

By bribing unscrupulous officials, he has allegedly managed to obtain due approval from BDA and has constructed multi-storey buildings, market complexes, and residential houses on the occupied land in Patrapada Mouza.

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