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Jajpur VLW Suicide Case: Dist Admn Serves Eviction Notice On Guest House


24 October 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Jajpur: The district administration of Jajpur today issued orders to evict the guest house belonging to Rupesh Bhadra, husband of Haridaspur Sarpanch Madhusmita Bhadra.

The district administration has claimed following an inquiry by the local tehsildar and that the guest house built by Rupesh Bhadra was constructed on government land.

Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das has, however, said that there are certain obstacles in executing the eviction order since it is under police investigation.

"We had ordered for an inquiry on the guest house belonging to Rupesh Bhadra in Haridaspur. Tehsildar and additional tehsildar have conducted an on-spot inquiry. The findings of the inquiry have revealed that the said guest has been constructed on government land. We have served an eviction notice," informed Das.

Das added that though eviction order has been issued there are certain obstacles in its execution since it is under police investigation.

"Police feel that the place has substantial evidence. We have sought the opinion of the police because normally after eviction it is followed by demolition. We have sought the opinion of the SP to find out whether its demolition now would affect the ongoing investigation process. After we get the SP's opinion we will take the next step. As of now section 144 CrPc has been enforced around the building and entry to it has been prohibited," the Collector clarified.

It may be pointed out here that Rupesh Bhadra was arrested by the police on October 19 for abetting the suicide of lady Village Level Worker (VLW)-cum-Panchayat Extension Officer (PEO) of Haridaspur gram panchayat Smitarani Biswal. The lady VLW's body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in the guest house on October 16.

There were media reports that the said guest house was constructed on forest/government land. Opposition parties too had alleged that it was constructed on government land.

Ranjan Kumar Das, Collector, Jajpur