Three Brothers Arrested for Mega Land Scam
|November 5, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three brothers for allegedly making a false claim on a whopping 113-acre Government land in Mundali, about 30 km from Bhubaneswar.
Presenting 70-year-old land rent (khazana) papers, the family had staked claim over the land which is still in occupation of the State Government in Mundali mouza under Barang tehsil.
The trio was identified as Dhananjaya Mohapatra, Surendra Mohapatra and Jagannath Mohapatra.
A Joint Commissioner level officer of Consolidation and Settlement wing is also under scanner of the EOW for prima facie not turning down the claim filed by the family seven years ago.
Interestingly, even as EOW was probing the case, it wrote to the Revenue and Disaster Management Department seeking to know who was posted as the Joint Commissioner at that time only to receive a reply that no officer in that rank was at the helm in 2006.