Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19:
The Odisha government has served a second and final notice on Trahi Achyuta Ashram at Jhiinti Sasan on the outskirts of the city to vacate land it has illegally encoroached and built upon within 30 days.
The notice, served on Sri Sri Mahapurusa Achyutananda Trust, C/O- Surendra Nath Mishra, has been issued under encroachment case notification no 70/2015 form (B) 6(1) and makes it clear that after the end of the 30 day period, the illegal constructions would be brought down.
As per the notice issued by Bhubaneswar Deputy Collector Binay Kumar Dash and Balianta Tehsildar Sweta Kumar Dash, the ashram authorities have encroached 16 decimals of land under Khata no-129 plot no-101, 18 decimals of land under plot no-106 and another 16 decimals under plot no-224.
The said land has a dispensary, a post office, the main entrance to the ashram, a large cafeteria named Anand Bazaar and a dumping area.
Besides, there are another 30 decimals of land under encroachment for which the form (B) notice is yet to be served.
As per sources in the Tehsildar office, the ashram authorities have built a ‘dola mandap’ (pandal where deities are kept on festivals) on that land and the district administration would send another demolition notice for that property.
Notably, the administration had issued a show cause notice earlier and had asked the Ashram authorities to submit their reply with supporting documents within seven days. However, the Ashram authorities failed to produce any such paper within the stipulated time-frame.
The members of the trust have received the second notice served recently and have signed the receipt.