Police complaint against Naveen, two ministers

Bhubaneswar: The controversy raised over the irregularities detected in the allotment of government land and houses by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority(BDA) and the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today took a curious turn with the convener of the city based social organisation, Save Odisha Forum, Bhabani Parija, filing complaint against the chief minister at the Capital police station.

The complainant allged that the chief minister cannot absolve himself of the irregularities being the head of the state and he was very much aware of the scam. The complainant has also filed reports against two other ministers in the Naveen cabinet. They were law minister Bikram Keshari Arukh and former urban development minister and at present minister for higher education, Badri Narayan Patra.

Of course, law minister Bikram Keshari Arukh has admitted his fault for availing two houses from the BDA from the discretionary quota of the urban development minister while Badri Narayan Patra has denied his involvement in the irregularities.The chief minister coincidentally happened to be the home minister of the state.