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Odisha tribal outfit builds houses on Ghangapatna land

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30:

Demanding allotment of the disputed land at Ghangapatna village under Chandaka block on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar to landless tribals, hundreds of activists of the Odisha Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch constructed two temporary houses on the disputed land on Friday.

ghangapatnaBesides, the tribals also earmarked several patches on the disputed land for construction of more houses, reports said.

While the state government has taken steps to take back the ownership of the disputed land, yesterday’s incident has given a new turn to the case.

The Manch, while demanding a CBI probe into the land grab case, has threatened to continue its agitation till the this disputed land is allotted to the landless tribals.

In another related incident, the Odisha Dalit Manch on Friday lodged a complaint against senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das and his son and Dharmasala BJD MLA Praban Balabantray with the Capital Police alleging that the duo hds managed to take possession of over 100 acres of tribal land in Ghangapatna village by influencing the government machinery.

The Manch threatened to launch a statewide stir if the two BJD leaders were not arrested within 10 days.

Meanwhile, acting on the complaint, the Capital Police has begun investigation.