Social Action Groups to oppose visit of President of India to KIIT, Bhubaneswar
While holding Press Meet at Lohia Academy on 28.7.15, a good number of 30 Social Activists have presented copy of their petitions addressed with request to Hon’ble President of India and Chief Justice of India not to visit to KIIT to join or address any programme organized in KIIT ( Kalinga institute of Industrial Technology ), Patia, Bhubaneswar. They will hold demonstration and show black flag, if the Hon’ble President of India visits to KIIT.
Referring CAG Report, they have stated in their petition that Sri Achyut Samant, founder of KIIT is the biggest land grabber and habitual encroacher in Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha. KIIT University is involved in the biggest ever government land fraud in Bhubaneswar. CAG(Comptroller Auditor General of India) Report in the year 2013 has exposed the nexus of KIIT authority with corrupt Odisha bureaucracy and political leaders to grab most precious land at throw away price through unfair and fraudulent means and manipulating administrative procedure and illicit benefit granted to this university. As per CAG Report, out of total 089 Acres of land leased out to KIIT by IDCO, allotment of 082 Acres of land is illegal. CAG Report has reflected that the authority of KIIT has grabbed land by adopting all illegal and fraudulent means which is not expected from the authority that projects themselves as eminent educationist and founder of KIIT University. The KIIT authority have developed the entire infrastructure by giving bribe to corrupt bureaucrats through encroaching land time and again and IDCO authority regularising the same by violating Odisha Prevention of Land Encroachment Act, 1972.
Though the Civil Society Groups have demanded several times to State Govt. institute an enquiry into land scam of Achyut Samant, founder of KIIT as per CAG Report, the State Govt. has not taken any step in this regard rather encouraged KIIT authority to grab more land in Chandaka Industrial area. Two Writ Petitions have been filed in Odisha High Court demanding CBI enquiry into irregularities in allotment of land by IDCO to KIIT of Achyut Samant.
Mr. Achyut Samant (Founder of KIIT) is in a habit of inviting dignified personalities like Honourable Governor, Chief Minister to KIIT Institution in different functions to overshadow his fraudulent act and to divert attention of the people of Odisha from his corrupt and unlawful act. It is apprehended that Mr. Achyut Samant by inviting Honourable President of India and other dignitaries wants to whitewash controversial and depreciated image. Even from a reliable sources, it is found that that Mr. Achyut Samant and his agents has paid Crores of rupees to some bureaucrats in Delhi to get clearance to invite the highest dignitary of the country.
It needs to be mentioned that on 8th August, the President of India and the Chief Justice of India along with other dignitaries will be coming to Odisha to address function in KIIT.