Land quota: 27 files from BDA seized

Bhubaneswar: A team of Vigilance sleuths has seized 27 files related to multiple plots allotments under discretionary quota allotments from the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) yesterday.

The State investigating agency conducted the seizure as part of its probe into allotment scam that hit the BDA hard after the matter came to the fore.

Notably, BDA had allotted 803 plots and flats under discretionary quota since January 1, 1995 and the State cabinet, on December 19, had approved cancellation of around 1,791 allotments of plots, flats and houses under discretionary quota by BDA, CDA and Orissa State Housing Board since January 1, 1995.