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Miscreants post ads on online platforms to sell govt lands in Bhubaneswar

25/08/2021 at 7:50 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 25:  Various advertisements were posted on OLX offering the sale of government land, which was allotted to beneficiaries of different government schemes.

Miscreants have posted such advertisements on the OLX platform, which displays the sale of asbestos houses on 400 square-foot government land at a price of Rs 10 lakh.

The ad also says that no document will be provided while buying the houses. However, the buyers may be given documents after the completion of the urban poll.  

There are thousands of slums under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits. The government is identifying the beneficiaries and providing them land. The government is also sanctioning financial helps to them for the construction of houses.

According to the advertisement on OLX, MK Pradhan of a slum near Damana Kelucharan Park was given a house with 400 sq ft of land by the BDA under the slum rehabilitation scheme. However, he has fraudulently acquired two plots in his name.

As per the ad, Pradhan wants to sell the house for Rs 6,48,000. “If the lease is received after the next municipal election, it will be given to the buyer,” he said in the ad.

“The land has been given by the BDA, there is nothing wrong with that,” he said. “We will deal with the situation and will provide land records accordingly,” said Pradhan.

On the other hand, Assistant Commissioner (Enforcement), BMC, Lilan Prasad Sahu, said that action would be taken if the beneficiaries were selling the allotted house.

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