Tribal man brings land grabbing charges against KIIT, KISS

Bhubaneswar: The list of allegations of land grabbing by the authorities of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) is getting longer day by day.

This time, Govardhan Nayak, a tribal man has accused the authorities of the premier educational institutions of acquiring his land ‘illegally’.

“I had purchased six plots in 2004 which have been grabbed by Achyuta Samanta and his institute by constructing buildings. Neither have I been compensated nor allowed to visit my plots,” said Nayak.

Nayak claimed to have purchased nearly one acre of land which falls under Pathargadia mouza in 2004.

Nearly 405 decimal of land (plot no 1042, 1047 and 1084) of khata no 453, 146 decimal (plot no 1009) under khata no 454 and 335 decimal of land (plot no 1013, 1007) khata no 455 have been illegally encroached upon by KIIT and KISS authorities, alleged Nayak.

Contacted, KIIT authorities refused to comment on any land grabbing allegations.