Swargadwar, revenue secretary in courts
The revenue secretary had previously told the media at a press conference in Bhubaneswar that there was no irregular dealing in the Swargadwar land and there was nothing wrong. No one knows who had asked R K Sharma to conduct the prress conference or he had done so on his own but the statement has landed the IAS officer up in trouble. A local resident of Puri, Kali Prasad had served a legal notice on Sharma on November 23 and demanded to furnish the truth within seven days from the time of serving the notice.
But R K Sharma failed to answer the legal notice and on the completion of a week the Jagannath Sena has dragged the revenue secretary to the court of the SDJM at Puri. The convener of Jagannath Sena, Priyadarshan Pattanaik said that the revenue secretary was misleading the people about a land to which crores of people are attached emotionally. It seems the battle will continue now in the court rooms.