CB arrests 2 over land fraud in Bbsr

Bhubaneswar: The economic offences wing (EOW) of Crime Branch arrested two persons in connection with a land scam in Chandrasekharpur here.

The arrested persons were retired OAS officer Phalguni Singh and his brother Sabyasachi Sinha. The Crime Barnch sleuths forwarded both of them to a local court, informed BK Sharma, ADG, Crime Branch.

Police sources added in 1978 one Serbashwar Sinha applied for the land to take on lease for farming purposes. Meanwhile, a year later the then Bhubaneswar tehsildar Phalguni Singh forged the documents of two acres of government land in Chandrasekharpur and gave the possession to his brother Sabyasachi Sinha.  

Sabyasachi Sinha later gave power of attorney to Bijaya Patnaik from Cuttack who later sold the land to Odisha Construction and Techno Co-operative, sources added.