Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
Revenue minister Bijayshree Routray Wednesday told the Odisha Assembly that the controversial plots bought by the Gokarneswar Trust in Ghangapatna on the outskirts of the capital city have been taken back into the records of Odisha government.
Replying to a questio,n Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray said the Gokarneswar Charitable Trust had bought four plots under Ghangapatna mouza from Amod Mohapatra, Narasingha Mohapatra, Haribandhu Naik and Rama Muduli.
The minister said that as the plots originally belonged to persons from scheduled caste category, sellers sought nad got approval from the district sub-collector to sell the lands in 1986 and 1987.
Bhubaneswar Additional Collector had cancelled the leases and ordered to include the plots under government record book in August 1998, Routray said.
However, in 2009 and 2010, these plots were registered in the name of Gokarneswar Charitable Trust, the minister added.
The minister said in 2014, the government made amendment in the records and took possession of the plots.