November 2, 2020 1:38:57 am
The Financial Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha police crime department on Sunday arrested the Chief Monetary Officer of regional TV channel OTV in an alleged case of fraudulent land transactions. The accused, Manoranjan Sarangi, can also be one of many administrators of Odisha Infratech Pvt Ltd.
In line with EOW officers, some residents of Saura village in Khorda district have alleged that Odisha Infratech Pvt Ltd for buying their land illegally.
“In the course of the inquiry it was revealed that OTV bought the land, belonging to Scheduled Caste individuals, circumventing guidelines and legal guidelines and utilizing forgery and dishonest… with an intention to trigger losses,” EOW stated.
A case was registered beneath related IPC sections in addition to provisions of the SC/ST Act. “Mr Sarangi… was arrested and forwarded to the courtroom. Additional investigation is underway,” a senior official stated.
Following the arrest, OTV — owned by the household of Baijayant Jay Panda, a former BJD chief who joined the BJP forward of the 2019 elections — issued an announcement saying the arrest is a “signal of the state authorities’s vendetta towards OTV…” State BJP normal secretary Prithviraj Harichandan stated, “This act is a mirrored image of the desperation of the state authorities …”
📣 The Indian Categorical is now on Telegram. Click on here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines