Khurda admin continues to raze drug kingpin’s illegal constructions

Bhubaneswar: After razing down 20 unauthorised constructions worth over Rs 2 crore of drug kingpin Subhranshu Parida alias Chhota, the Khurda district administration identified 15 more illegal structures and started demolishing them today.

The administrative officials undertook a massive eviction drive to pull down the structures of the brown sugar peddler Chhota in Khurda area.

All the 15 identified structures which are being demolished amidst tight security arrangements, were under construction.

“We have started eviction of the illegal constructions of Subhranshu Parida. We will take appropriate steps to demolish other unauthorised constructions and illegal property,” said Khurda Sub-Collector, Subhendra Samal.

On July 16, the administration had demolished a house that was built illegally on government land in Gurujang area.

“To maintain law and order, we have deployed two platoons of police force. We will demolish other property if any requisition is given by the Tehsildar,” said Inspector-in-charge of Khurda Town Police Station, Umashankar Singh.
Chhota, who is a notorious brown sugar trader operating in Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Jajpur, Puri and other coastal districts, surrendered before the Khurda court last week. He had allegedly hired several other criminals to operate his drugs and illegal mining activities.