In Odisha, three farmers try to immolate themselves over mortgage irregularities

Three small and marginal farmers of Cuttack district on Friday afternoon tried to immolate themselves in entrance of the Odisha Assembly alleging that somebody had taken loans from the cooperative financial institution fraudulently which pressured them to repay the mortgage quantity.

The farmers had been making an attempt to douse themselves with kerosene when alert safety personnel on obligation in entrance of the Assembly constructing overpowered them. They alleged that some folks had taken loans of their identify from the Athagarh department of the Cuttack Central Cooperative Bank utilizing fraudulent means. As a results of such fraud, they had been pressured to repay the mortgage quantity.

On Wednesday, a number of farmers in Athagarh space of Cuttack had staged an indication alleging mortgage irregularities within the Cuttack District Central Cooperative Bank. They had alleged that cash to the tune of over Rs 1 crore was misappropriated from the financial institution accounts of a number of folks within the district.

The victims alleged that Odisha Cooperation Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain’s brother, Birendra Pratap Swain had a job within the rip-off. Birendra was the president of the Cuttack Central Cooperative Bank. The farmers had staged an indication in reference to the incident in Athagarh on Wednesday. However, their allegations weren’t taken observe of by the district collector.

(With inputs from Hindustantimes)

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