Order of Governor, Odisha to enquire into illegal Activities of Achyut Samant, founder of KIIT and forcibly acquiring private land is simply ignored, bypassed and put in dustbin by Commissioner ate of Police, Bhubaneswar, exposed through RTI.
On 7.8.15, a group of senior Citizens i.e, retired Engineers, professors, retired OAS officers had submitted a petition to Hon’ble Governor, Odisha seeking an enquiry and action against goondasim of Dr. Achyut Samant, founder, KIIT who has forcibly encroached their land in Pathargadia since 10 years and developed KISS Adivasi Residential Vidyalaya. The content of the petition signed by them is as follows.
A.They had purchased around 10 to 12 acres of land in Mouza Pathargadia since 1983 and taken possession of their respective plots constructing boundary wall. But Sri Achyut Samant and Pramod Sahu, so-called land acquisition officer of KIIT with the help of some local and hired Goondas prevented and attacked us, when they attempted to enter into their respective plots. Every time, whenever they tried to enter their land, the hired muscleman of Achyut Samant obstructed them from entering into their field. Sri Achyut Samant has also threatened them dire consequence, if they try to enter into the premises of their land.
B.By forcibly acquiring their 12 acres of precious homestead land ( DSR value of this land is 9 crores per Acre) , Sri Achyut Samant has developed KIIT Tribal School which he claims model tribal school in Odisha and marketed it as part of his so-called image building exercise.
C. It has also been mentioned that on 24.8.14, some of the Press Reporters of print and electronic media had accompanied them to Pathargadia area for physical verification about unlawful encroachment of land by Sri Achyut Samant. The hired goons of Achyut Samant attacked the press reporters in front of gate of KISS Adivasi Residential school, dragged them on the road , torn their documents , broke the vehicles of the Reporters and confined one of the claimants for about 3 hours inside the school campus. Immediately FIR was lodged against Achyut Samant and his goons but no action taken by police till yet. The then Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate had assured them for detail enquiry and give them justice. But alas, nothing happened.
D. In their pursuit to get justice, they have run from pillar to post approaching Police Commissioner, Secretary, Home, Chief Minister, Odisha, Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management several times, but in vain.
E.Having failed to recover the land from Achyut Samant after hard persuasion at different level, one of the owners i.e, a senior Citizen got terribly shocked and expired due to heart attack.
F. At last, they approached Hon’ble Governor, Odisha and submitted petition on 7.8.2015 seeking justice and get their land returned illegally occupied by Achyut Samant.
G. On 9.9.2015, the Governor sent the petition to Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Odisha, Collector, Khurda for enquiry into the allegation and submit the report.
H. On 21.11.15, the Collector, Khurda sent this petition to the Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar to enquire into the matter and take appropriate action at your end.
On 9.6.16, RTI Application was filed to the PIO, office of Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar seeking details of Action Taken on the petition referred by Governor, Odisha. The PIO has supplied the following information on dated 29.6.16.
A.On 8.12.15, the Deputy Commissioner of Police sent the petition to the IIC/Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Infocity police station to enquire into the matter. But the ACP did not conduct any enquiry into it.
B. On 21.6.16, a reminder letter has also been sent from office of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar vide letter No. 5247/DHRPC dt. 21.6.16 to the IIC, Infocity police station for enquiry report.
Though one year has passed, the Commissionerate police has failed to enquire into the allegation against Sri Achyut Samant despite order being issued by Governor, Odisha. The unholy criminal nexus of Sri Achyut Samant and Police Commissioner is quite visible in the state. The concerned, senior citizen are being tortured, humiliated and harassed by both police and Achyut Samant. Forget the fate of the Common people.
The petitioners were Sagram Keshari Mohanty, M-9438182775, Ramakant Nayak, M- 9238971183, Ajaya Badjena,