As per reports, the MP’s brother Anupras had availed a loan of Rs 56 lakh from the bank in 2013. As the loanee had allegedly not re-paid the loan despite several notices, the bank officials had come to the spot to take the land under their possession today.
Bank Takes Possession Of Land Of BJD MP's Brother Over Loan Default
After much ruckus and protest by locals, the officials of Urban Cooperative Bank on Friday took possession of a piece of land belonging to BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty’s brother Anupras Mohanty at Shelter Chhak area in Cuttack over loan default.
Local residents and members of Netaji Sangha earlier claimed that the property doesn’t belong to MP’s brother and the matter was sub-judice in Court since 2016. As per reports, the MP’s brother Anupras had availed a loan of Rs 56 lakh from the bank in 2013. As the loanee had allegedly not re-paid the loan despite several notices, the bank officials had come to the spot to take the land under their possession today.
The locals claimed that the said property doesn’t belong to the MP’s brother; rather it has been sold in a fraudulent manner. However, the bank authorities denied any forgery.
“The government had given the land to the Sangha. However, some land mafia subsequently sold to Anupras and others. Later, through various means the land was mortgaged and loan was availed,” said an advocate of the Sangha.
The advocate alleged that it was the responsibility of the bank to verify whether the land was in possession of the loanee or not before it was mortgaged to avail any loan.
“Only the Court can say whether the documents are valid or forged. Before attaching property, the bank should have served a notice. But nothing was done,” the advocate added.
Biswanath Mukherjee, Secretary of Netaji Sangh said, “The land originally belongs to Madhusudan Das and later it was subsequently bought by a landlord Sarat Chandra Biswas. Subsequently, false documents were prepared and it was sold to Anupras Mohanty.”
Mukherjee further alleged that, “Today, we opposed the bank’s move to attach the property. We have necessary orders and we will continue with our agitation.”
Meanwhile, Anupras Mohanty could not be contacted for his comments on the matter.
Bijayanand Mishra, branch manager of Gandarpur Urban Cooperative Bank said, “The property belongs to Anupras Mohanty who had availed a loan of Rs 56 lakh after mortgaging the property. Around Rs 75 lakh plus interest is due on him as on date. The repayment period is over. The locals need to prove that there has been a forgery in land transaction as mere saying is not enough. All the documents produced by Anupras while availing the loan were valid.”