Bhubaneswar: Lord Jagannath, his property, the Swargadwar-the most sacred crematorium in the State dominated court rooms both of the Odisha High Court and the SDJM court at Puri.
Jagannath Sena, a social organization from Puri filed a case against the Revenue Secretary to the state Government, R K Sharma and alleged that he had misled the public by providing false documents in the sensational case relating to properties which belonged to the temple and Lord Jagannath.
Earlier in a press conference R.K Sharma had informed that no irregularities regarding dealing the Swargdwar land is done. No one knows who had asked R K Sharma to conduct the press conference or he had done so on his own but the statement has landed the IAS officer upin trouble. A local resident of Puri, Kali Prasad had served a legal notice on Sharma on November 23 and demanded to furnish the truth within seven days from the time of serving the notice.
But R K Sharma failed to answer the legal notice and on the completion of a week the Jagannath Sena has dragged the revenue secretary to the court of the SDJM at Puri. The convener of Jagannath Sena, Priyadarshan Pattanaik said that the Revenue Secretary was misleading the people about a land to which crores of people are attached emotionally.
The High Court asked the parties involved in the Swargadwar land dispute to maintain status quo and asked the government to submit its report by next Wednesday.