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Tag: Land Grab

Lord Jagannath's Land Grab Bid In Odisha's Balasore Foiled By Soro Tehsildar
Lord Jagannath's Land Grab Bid In Odisha's Balasore Foiled By Soro Tehsildar

SJTA verified the documents and declared those to be fake. The administration denied any approval of land transfer in favour of any person. Following that the SJTA on Monday filed a complaint with the Singhadwar police in connection with the matter, informed sources.

Barabati land grab: ED summons Ashirbad Behera's son-in-law

Cuttack: The Enforcement Directorate today summoned Sanjeet Samal, the son-in-law of former general secretary of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA), Ashirbad Behera, in connection with the Barabati stadium land grab. Sandip has been directed to depose at the ED office and record his statements on June 21. According to sources, Sanjeet was the partner of M/s […]

Swargadwar land grab row: District admin summons 123 persons

Puri: The district administration has issued notices to 123 persons in connection with the Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab case. The notices have been issued by Puri Collector and Tehsildar in the second phase of the Lord Jagannath’s ‘Amrutamanohi’ land annex row. The parties who are summoned include owners of three religious institutions and more than […]

High Court
HC forbids alienation of disputed Swargadwar land, makes Shankaracharya a party

Cuttack: In a landmark order, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday issued an interim order forbidding alienation of the disputed land at Swargadwara in Puri and made Shankaracharya a party in the case. The court passed the order after hearing a petition in this regard. “We filed the petition praying for demolition of illegal structure […]

Barabati land grab: OOA not to file review petition in SC

Cuttack: Getting scared over the Supreme Court order for a CBI inquiry into the alleged land grab at Barabati stadium, the Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) today convened a high level meeting chaired by president Sameer Dey in presence of secretary M A Alam and other council members. The officials of the State Olympic body have […]

Dist admin reclaims Swargadwar land

Puri: In a significant move, following the much hue and cry over the land grabbing of Swargadwar, the famous crematorium in the holy town here, the district administration on Wednesday reclaimed 51 decimal of land, belonging to the crematorium. Official sources said, the reclaimed land has been transferred to the Puri Municipality. “Swargadwar was set […]

SC orders CBI probe into OOA land grab on Barabati Stadium premises

Bhubaneswar: Supreme Court on Monday ordered for probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the irregularities and land allegedly encroached upon by Odisha Olympics Association (OOA) on Barabati Stadium premises in Cuttack. Besides, the apex court has also debarred sports administrator and former secretary of OOA & Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera from […]

Swargadwar land grab: Panel submits probe report to RDC

Puri: The 9-member team constituted to probe Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab allegations submitted its preliminary report to the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of central range today. According to sources, the team verified the land records of the past 90 years  of the 16.735-acre land allotted in favour of the Swargadwar. Out of the 242 […]

Swargadwar land grab: Probe concludes; steps outlined to reclaim land

Puri: The nine-member probe team constituted to investigate the allegations of land grab of land allotted for Puri Swargadwar (Crematorium) concluded its first phase investigations and will submit a report to the administration based on which, the Puri Collector said, steps have been outlined to reclaim land. Puri collector Arvind Agarwal on Wednesday conducted an […]

Govardhan Peeth sees government role in Swargadwar land grab

Puri: With more skeletons tumbling out each passing day of the Swargadwar land grab closet, the Govardhan Peeth here on Tuesday alleged that with the help of State government and the administration authorities, the land belonging to Swargadwar have been usurped at various times. Such is the extent of the land irregularities as alleged by […]

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Even parts of existing Swargadwar encroached upon

Puri: After probe revealed that out of the 16.4 acre land belonging to the Swargadwar, 10.342 acre land has been recorded in the name of as many as 158 persons at various points in time, it is now being alleged that even parts of the existing crematorium have also been encroached upon. The case in […]

Swargadwar Probe
Swargadwar land grab: Probe panel finds illegal transfer of land

Puri: The 9-member team probing allegations of usurping land allotted to Puri Swargadwar (the holy crematorium), have found substantial proof of illegal transfer of land meant for the purpose to private parties. The investigating team in the second day of its inquiry today vetted the land records dating 90 years back and have found proof […]

Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati
Swargadwar land grab row: Shankaracharya blames Odisha Government

Puri: Following the Swargadwara land grabbing allegations, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, in a Press meet today slammed the Odisha government alleging, carelessness of the government, aimlessness of the administration and the lackadaisical attitude of the Chief Ministers of Odisha is responsible for such plight of the mutt. Shankaracharya mentioned that more than 100 acres […]

Swargadwar expansion row: Admin to probe land grab in 16-acre allotted land

Puri: The row surrounding the expansion of the Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) is escalating day by day after the Puri collector on Wednesday disapproved the proposal for the second crematorium, while saying that the expansion plans of the existing Swargadwar will be carried out and action will be taken against any illegal encroachments and land grabs […]

Land scam in Bhubaneswar
Govt Land Belongs to Everyone But Govt!

By Sandeep Sahu Some time at the beginning of the 1990s, an acquaintance offered this author a piece of land near Bahai Bhavan, close to the already bustling CRPF Square, for Rs 10, 000. Even after making allowance for the fact that the ‘offer’ was made over two and a half decades ago, this was […]

Stomaching a municipality eviction

By Bikram Keshari Jena As one more addition to the hazards of street food, eviction drives by the municipality, not universal but situational, can crash land on the laundry list. While relishing your favourite street food, to see the world around you set into a hullabaloo is not a palatable condiment to go with. The […]

Fresh land grab case against Ramesh Jena

Berhampur: Sadar police has registered a fresh land grab case against ex-Congress legislator Ramesh Jena. The case relates to alleged grabbing of a land belonging to Raghunath temple trust in the city by him. Informing this to the media, Berhampur SP Ashish Singh said, “A fresh land grab case has been registered against Jena in […]

Police take Ramesh Jena on five-day remand

Berhampur: Sadar police took arrested former Sanakhemundi Congress MLA Ramesh Jena on a five-day remand starting Saturday. According to sources, police will interrogate Jena for more information on his involvement in the land grab at Nimakhandi area during the remand period. Earlier, police had arrested Arakhita Jena, father of the Congress leader, former corporator Murali […]

Police gets Ramesh Jena on five-day remand

Berhampur: The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court here on Wednesday allowed Sadar police to take arrested former Sanakhemundi Congress MLA Ramesh Jena on a five-day remand. Police had appealed to the court to take Jena on a seven-day remand for interrogation on his involvement in a land grab case, but the court granted five-day […]

Lulu targets BJD corporators for land grab

Bhubaneswar: Days after Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel accused Excise minister Damodar Rout of taking money from chit fund company Astha International, senior party leader Lalatendu Bidyadhara Mohapatra has trained his guns on the government – this time for its failure to control the law and order situation in the state. The Congress leader on Saturday […]

Probe ordered into Swargadwar land grab

Puri: The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the grabbing of Swargadwar land allegedly by some private parties thereby squeezing the cremation ground in the beach town considered holy across Odisha. The crematorium, which was once capable of cremating a number of bodies simultaneously, has become narrow due to the encroachment. Some people have […]