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Woman lodges complaint with EOW over 45-acre land fraud in Odisha


Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24:

A 45-year-old woman Renubala Bairisal along with her family members today approached the Odisha’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch (CB) here to lodge a complaint against some influential persons who have grabbed over 45 acres of land located at Mahura Mouza in Khordha district.

Renubala Bairisal (Centre) at the office of EOW of CB, Bhubaneswar
Renubala Bairisal (Centre) at the office of EOW of CB, Bhubaneswar

Renubala, a resident of Nageswar Tangi under Lingaraj police limits said the land was owned by her late father-in-law Dinabandhu Bairisal and that her husband Pradipta Kumar Bairisal,is his legal heir. The estimated value of the land is more than Rs 70 crore, she added.

She said after the death of Dinabandhu Bairisal on September 17, 2004, one Jagannath Prasad Kanungo and his associates had executed a fake power of attorney deed on December 12, 2005 by affixing the forged photograph of some person impersonating as her father-in-law.

Besides, they had also executed several sale deeds in favour of persons named Ranjan Kumar Panda, Sankarlal Gupta and some others, Renubala alleged.

“After coming to know about the fraud, I lodged an FIR at Badagada police station as the land records were registered at the Sub-Registrar office here, following which a case was registered under sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 34 of IPC. The case was later handed over to two investigating officers (IO) for probe. But since the registration of the case, the IOs have not done naything about it and the miscreants are going on selling the properties of my father-in-law,” said Renubala.

“Failing to get justice from the police, I approached top government functionaries like the chief secretary, DGP and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar to expedite the probe but all in vain,” she alleged.

Renubala also held the officials of Sub-registrar office responsible because they had approved of the photograph of an unidentified person who impersonated as her father-in-law in the deeds and cleared the documents before verifying them.

“Today I lodged a complaint here at the CB office requesting them to take over the case registered with the Badagada police station and recover my properties after proper investigation,” the complainant said.

The CB Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajendra Patnaik said they would act after they receive a detailed report from the DCP Bhubaneswar on the investigation done so far.