SP Gajbhiye suspended over Sarathi scandal,land deals

Bhubaneswar,August 14:Former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye, who was suspended by the Odisha government this evening for his inept handling of the stand-off over Sarathi case in Kendrapara town on August 7.

Revenue and Vigilance officials arrived at the Gop area of Puri district Sub-Registrar's office and scanned several documents pertaining to land purchased by Ranjana Satish Gajbhiye, wife of the former Kendrapara SP.

The officials searched the land records in the name of  Ranjana Gajbhiye and alleged encroachment of government land by her in Bada Kiapala and Sana Kiapala mouza of Gop tehsil.

Vigilance officials had visited the spot and spoken to local people on Wednesday too.

There have been reports in the media that more than 35 acres of agricultural land had been purchased by the senior police officer in name of his wife in 2012-2013.

The Home secretary told the media that Gajbhiye's land deals were being investigated and if found guilty, appropriate action will be taken against him.