Petition filed to CBI seeking enquiry into huge land and money accumulated by Sri Satish Gajbhiye, IPS office through his Chit Fund link and fraud Chit Fund Operator
Today on 12.8.15, a 5-member Delegation of Social Activists representing 28 Civil society Groups working on Land Scam in Odisha filed petition to CBI seeking into accumulation of huge landed property by Satish Gajbhiye, IPS Officer and huge investment made by him for fishery in Gop Block of Puri district, Odisha obtained through his Chit Fund link. The Team members were Pradip Pradhan, RTI Activist, Sri Jayant Das, RTI Activist, Sri Sudhir Mohanty, Advocate, Odisha High Court, Sri Ashok Mallik, President, National Alliance of Dalit Organisations, Odisha Chapter, Pratap Sahu.
The Delegation alleged that after getting information from reliable sources about huge landed property purchased by Sri Satish Gajbhiye, IPS officer in name of his wife Ranjana Gajbhiye in Gop block of Puri district, a Fact-finding team of Civil Society Groups had visited the spot on 11.8.15 to ascertain fact about it. The Team collected the copy of sale deed (attached herewith) from the people and found that huge land had been purchased from the families of Dalit Caste and General Caste of Barimunda and Baulanga villages under Gop Block of Puri. More than 35 acres of agriculture land had been purchased by him in name of his wife. They also said that they had not seen Ranjan Gajbhiye while selling and signing sale deed at the office of Sub-Registrar, Gop. Two Dalals who are linked with Chit Fund Operators Sri Kailash Pradhan of Chadheigan village of Nagpur Panchayat and Sri Dillip Nayak of Chhanijang had executed all the works including giving money against the cost of the land on behalf of Ranjan Gajbhiye.
Besides that, he has also purchased huge land from the villagers of Alana and Barimunda village It is estimated that Sri Gajbhoye has also purchased more than 35 acres of land in that area in 2012 and 2013. The Team also noticed that he had also illegally acquired and encroached more than 40 acres of Gochar and Anabadi land and river bed of Kadua river and engaged dalals for construction of number of big ponds for fishery which is going on since 2013. The rough estimate for investment into magnitude of work undertaken for digging pond in around 100 acres of land will be more than 30 to 40 crores.
Astonishingly, Sri Gajbhiye has not disclosed the information about this property in his Property Statement submitted to Govt. of India . (The copy of the property Statement is attached herewith).
It is needless to mention here that few months back, CBI had interrogated Sri Satish Gajbhiye, IPS officer in connection with his link with fraud Chit Fund Operators. But the CBI had not taken any steps to arrest him. It may be that CBI might have not got proper evidence in this matter.
Now, the question is raised how Sri Satish Gajbhiye got such huge money for investment for construction of pond. We allege that Sri Gajbhiye had got huge money through his Chit Fund link with fraud Chit Fund Companies and fund received from controversial Baba Sarathi who had also Chit Fund link which is under investigation of Crime Branch.
The delegation requested SP, CBI to immediately enquire into details of land purchased by Satish Gajbhiye and huge money obtained from Chit Fund Operators by him for investment for construction of pond for fishery in Gop Block of Puri district. SP, CBI thanked delegation for providing such valuable information and assured the delegation to reopen the case and also request for more information about his link with fraud Chit Fund Operators.