requested the Revenue Tax division to research the benami
transaction angle within the land rip-off allegedly dedicated by
Odisha Infra Tech Non-public Restricted throughout buy of land from
scheduled caste individuals at Sarua village in Khurda district.
The Financial Offence Wing will proceed to probe into
different facets of the case whereas IT has been really helpful to
probe into the benami transaction as per the availability of
Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Act, Crime Department ADGP
Soumendra Priyadarshi advised reporters right here.
Because the state police don’t have any authority to research
benami transactions, it urged the Revenue Tax Division to
probe the matter, the ADGP mentioned.
“As per preliminary enquiry achieved by the EOW prima
facie it’s established that Odisha Infratech Pvt Ltd had
usurped land via frauds, dishonest and intimidation from
some scheduled caste individuals and different scheduled caste individuals,
which is a cognizable offence,” the EOW mentioned in an announcement.
Naming BJP nationwide vice-president and former MP
Baijaynt Panda and his spouse Jagi Mangat Panda as promoters of
the Odisha Infra Tech Non-public Restricted, an official launch
issued by the EOW mentioned: “Odisha Infra Tech Non-public Restricted
used a driver (belonging to schedule caste) of one of many
administrators, to behave as a conduit to buy these lands.”
The investigating company mentioned greater than 7 acres of
land was bought by the corporate within the title of 1 Rabi
Sethi and later offered. Nonetheless, he (Sethi) was by no means in
possession of the land. Scheduled Caste (SC) individuals have been
cheated within the incident whereas Rabi Sethi was used as a
conduit, the EOW mentioned.
“The account of Sethi has been verified by EOW and no
cash was given on this regard to him. Later, it additionally got here to
gentle that the lands purchased in 2010 to 2013 within the title of
Sethi and later offered in 2016 and 2019 to OIPL was by no means within the
possession of Sethi,” the EOW mentioned.
It mentioned the lands have been bought from villagers of
Sarua in Begunia block of Khurda district between June, 2010
and June, 2013 at a lot cheaper price from villagers within the title
of Rabi Sethi, who was working as a driver of one of many
administrators of the agency.
Possession of the land was by no means with Sethi, slightly it
was taken over by the agency, the Crime Department mentioned.
The Authorities of Odisha had ordered a Crime Department
probe within the land rip-off matter. Manoranjan Sarangi, a director
of the Odisha Infratech Pvt Ltd and likewise a senior government of
Panda owned OTV, and one Siba Prasad Srichandan, dealings with
the corporate, have been arrested by the EOW.
Odisha Tv Restricted owned by Panda”s household in a
press assertion welcomed the matter being handed over to the
Revenue Tax division.
“From the start, we’ve got been saying that that is
not underneath the per view of the state police, however but many pretend
circumstances have been filed towards our staff and group
corporations, together with Odisha Infratech Ltd and they’re being
harassed,” it mentioned.
The OTV mentioned: “Lastly we’re glad that they’ve
accepted it and have forwarded it to revenue tax dept as
demanded by us in Orissa Excessive Court docket in the present day. We welcome the
transfer.” PTI AAM
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