Barabati stadium land row: CBI registers case against Ashirbad Behera


Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for sports administrator and Secretary of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA), Ashirbad Behera has been booked by CBI under Section 120 (b) and IPC 420 on Friday.

The development in the Barabati stadium land encroachment case followed after eight hours after the CBI conducted simultaneous raids on Behera’s residence, work place and three other places in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Notably, the Supreme Court had ordered CBI to probe into unlawful construction of a kalian mandap and 23 shops by OOA on encroached government land and also into the financial irregularities marked in the audit report of the Accountant General on April 3.

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