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One-Month Ultimatum served by Civil Society Groups of Odisha to

Chief Minister, Odisha to order for CBI investigation into land


Scam exposed by CAG

Dear friends
The 24 Civil Society Groups of Odisha had staged 3-day long Mass
Dharana at lower PMG, Bhubaneswar from 10
th
to 12
th
September
2014 demanding CBI inquiry into corruption, irregularities and illegalities in respect
of allotment of land and plot by Department of General Administration, IDCO, CDA
and BDA which has been exposed by CAG . The performance audit of CAG made
from 2000-2012 has brought to lime light the illegal procedure followed in respect of
allotment of land, keeping deliberately premium amount low in order to sell the land
to so-called powerful people at throw away price, illegally regularising the
encroached land in the name of the encroachers, granting huge concession to the
private institutions at the cost of the state exchequer etc. After this expose, the Civil
Society Groups had organised mass demonstration at lower PMG
on 25.8.14 demanding CBI Inquiry into the land scam and served a memorandum to
the Chief Minister in this regard. After getting no response, the groups decided to
continue the stir and organised mass dharana to awaken the people about the
scam and generate public demand for CBI Inquiry into it. Hundreds of the people
from various districts like Angul, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Khurda, Puri,
Cuttack had participated in the Dharana and expressed their solidarity to this
movement.

During 3-day long Dharana, 3 FIR was lodged by Activists against Sri Tarun Kanti
Mishra, Chief Information Commissioner, Sri Bijay Kumar Mishra, Addl. DG of Police,
Crime Branch and Sri Jagadanand, former State Information Commissioner
( he has taken a plot in the name of his wife Smt. Manjushree Patnaik ) in
Baragada police station and Capital Police station respectively. Another
memorandum was submitted to Chief Minister, Odisha with one-month ultimatum to
order for CBI inquiry into land scam in Odisha. The copy of the memorandum served
to Chief Minister, Odisha is attached for reference. The prominent figures who
addressed the meeting and expressed solidarity with this movement were Sri Rabi
Das, senior journalist, Sri Prafulla Samantaray, environmentalist, Sri Narendra
Swain, Kondhamal Chasi Mulia Sangh, Sri Panchanan Kanungo, former Minister, Sri
Khirod Rout, senior advocate, Odisha High Court, Sri Padma Ch. Nayak, Gandhian,
Sri Madhu Sudan Das, State Convener, National Youth Project, Sri lalit Patnaik, Sri
Akshaya Kumar, Convener, Naba Nirman Samiti, Sri Radhakant Sethy, CPI (ML)
Liberation, Sri Prasant Paikaray, Convener, Sri Narayan Reddy, former MLA etc.

The Activists and the organisers who coordinated the Dharana were Sri Sachikant
Pradhan, Sri Malaya Tripathy, Sri Kahnu Ch. Behera, Sri Pratap Sahu, Sri Bijay
Parida, Prof. Jantrana Parikhit, Advocate Sri Sudhir Mohanty, Sri Uma Charan
Mishra, former District Judge, Sri Seshadev Nanda, Smt. Mamata Samantaray, Sri
Ashok Nanda, Sri Ashok Nanda, Sri Madhusudan Mishra, Sri Jayant Das (Chit Fund
Affected Persons Forum), Dr. Lingaraj Biswal, Sri Ashok Mallik, Dalit Leader, Sri
Ashok Dash, Sri Hrushikesh Sarangi, Sri Pradip Pradhan etc.

The organisations which played a vital role in organising this movement are Odisha
Soochana Adhikar Abhijan, Odisha Nagarik Samaj, Odisha Durniti Sangharsh
Manch, Odisha Yuba Manch, Odisha J anaadhikar Parishad, J atiya Dalit
Mahasangh, Odisha Chapter, Odisha Loka samukhya, Odisha Loka Adhikar
Sangathan, Proutist Universal, State Progressive Womens Forum, Chasi Ekta
Manch, Chit Fund Affected persons Forum, Odisha Krushi O Krushak
Parishad, Naba Nirman Samiti, Milita Odisha Nisha Nibaran Abhijan, Odisha
Basti Sangrsh Samiti, Odisha International Centre, Open-hand Organisation,
Dharmasala Surakhya Manch, Nilachal Krushak Mahasangh, Odisha Ghaoi
Shramik Sangh.

Pradip Pradhan
M-9937843482
Date- 13.9.14