An ancestral land of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose at Puri may return to the possession of the State Government with Central Division Revenue Commissioner Arabinda Padhi today rejecting an appeal made by Bose’s nephew seeking deletion of his uncle’s name from the agreement of the property.
Padhi has also proposed building a monument on the 0.434 acre land in memory of Netaji.
The Government had offered the property, located on Gopal Ballav Road in the town, to Bose’s parents in 1916.
While Netaji’s name was removed in the later years during renewal of the agreement, the then district collector reintroduced his name in the documents in 1986.
The freedom fighter’s nephew Supriyo Bose, however, opposed the move and appealed to the RDC (Central Division) against it.
But RDC rejected the appeal citing violation of terms of reference of the agreement. He has ordered the district collector to resume the property.
Meanwhile, State Culture Minister Maheswar Mohanty has expressed the government’s interest in constructing Netaji memorial on the land.