CAG smells Rs.4,000-cr land scam in Orissa
Such was the situation that the Orissa accountant general Amar Patnaik had to seek intervention of his seniors in Delhi to obtain the records. The additional deputy comproller & auditor general Revathy Iyer wrote to chief minister Naveen Patnaik on October 15, 2012, seeking the governmentís cooperation in the audit. It was following the intervention of Patnaik that the records were made available to the CAGís auditors for verifications, said a government official.
Unveiling a new plot
* CAG has suggested the land and houses allotted to individuals and organisations is in violation of the laws and be cancelled immediately
* The draft report is based on the audit conducted on land allotment by general administration dept and other development authorities
* Prime land in Bhubaneswar was allotted to organisations, including hotels, educational institutions, NGOs and corporate houses
The general administration department had allotted land to corporate houses like Jindal Steel & Power, Monnet Ispat & Energy, Bhusan Steel, Rungta Mines, JITPL, Action Ispat & Power, Easter Steel & Power, Brahmani River Pellet, Essar Steel, and Adhunik Metalics
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