EOW Nabs Father-Son Duo In Land Scam Case

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Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing of State Crime Branch today arrested a man and his son in connection with a land scam case.

The accused father-son duo, identified as Amareswar Das and his son Ratnakar, of Infocity area here have been forwarded to the Court of SDJM, Bhubaneswar today, the police said.

According to the case details, accused Amareswar Das had sold a 2.460 dec land to one, Badrinarayan Mishra at Jagannathprasad under Bhubaneswar Tahasil on April 19, 2013, mentioning his caste as Karana, while suppressing his real caste as Bauri.

At the time of execution of sale deed his son Ratnakar Das, had signed the documents as a witness. As per the provision of the OLR Act, if a general caste person purchases land from a person belonging to Scheduled Caste community, prior permission is required from the appropriate Revenue Authority.

In order to sell the property without any permission from Revenue Authority, the accused father-son duo had executed the sale deed mentioning their caste as ‘Karana’. Subsequently, the sale deed became void and, as a result, Badrinarayan Mishra suffered a huge loss.

On August 13, 2007, accused Amareswar Das made a General Power of Attorney along with Agreement for Sale with Snigdha Pradhan of BJB, Nagar, Bhubaneswar mentioning his caste as Bauri and received the amount in lieu.

As such, Amareswar Das in connivance with his son Ratnakar Das had forged the documents and used the same as genuine with an intention to cheat the above-mentioned persons and self-gain, the police said, adding that the investigation is in progress.

Reportedly, the EOW has registered Case No.24, 06.11.2018 in the connection under Sections 420/467/468/120-B of the IPC.

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