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Odia film producer Niranjan Rana arrested

Bhubaneswar:15/7/21: Saheed Nagar police today arrested builder and Odia film producer Niranjan Rana on charges of duping crores from gullible customers by promising to provide them with flats in Bhubaneswar.

Police has also seized a SUV from his possession. Rana has produced several Odia films including ‘Hari Bhai Harena’, ‘Pahili Raja’, ‘Target’ and ‘Gote Sua Gote Sari’.

Rana was earlier arrested in June 2016 for duping buyers worth Rs 4 crore on the pretext of providing houses to investors. Police had found Rana investing the duped money in at least six Odia movies.

Saheed Nagar PS informed that over 30 FIRs have been filed by the duped victims against the builder while today’s complainants have reportedly been fleeced over Rs 40 lakhs for supplying plots and flats.

Till date all the victims have reportedly been duped to a tune of above Rs 3 crore.
OPID Act has been imposed on Niranjan Rana and further investigation is on, said Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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