Gajbhiye acquired land with govt help,says BJP

Bhubaneswar,August18:The BJP on Monday claimed that the Odisha government has helped former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye to acquire land through illegal manner.

"The suspended SP, with the mediation of some anti-social elements has purchased vast patches of private land and illegally taken possession of government land by terrorising the people of Alana village under Gop block in Puri district", BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra told reporters in Bhubaneswar.

Earlier in the day, a 15-member BJP team, led by state party president KV Singhdeo, Bijay Mohapatra, Pravati Parida, MLA Radharani Panda, Pratap Sarangi, Pruthviraj Harichandan, Jatin Mohanty, Dillip Mallick, Simantini Jena, Basant Nayak, Jayanti Padhiari, Kalindi Samal, Amiya Das, Jagannath Pradhan, Dillip Mohanty, Krushna Jagdev, Prabhanjan Mohapatra and Surath Biswal went to Gop block .

The team, after the arrival at Gop, was taken on a bike rally by the party workers to Alana village of Baulanga panchayat where Gajbhiye has purchased a vast patch of land for shrimp farming.

The team, after interacting with the villagers, went to the office of the Revenue Inspector at Barimund and went through the sale deed of the purchased land.

The team found that about 10 acres of land has been purchased in the name of Ranjana Gajbhiye, wife of Satish at Badakiapala and Sanakiapala mouzas while anabadi, gochar and government land have also been acquired in her name. The total volume of the land owned by Gajbhiye would be around 80 acres.

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