Film Producer & Realtor Detained On Charges Of Cheating

Bhubaneswar: A realtor-cum-film producer Niranjan Rana has been detained by the Commissionerate police over allegations of cheating. Rana is the Managing Director of Maa Tarini Estcon Pvt Ltd. The builder was not cooperating with the police which had mounted surveillance on him over the last one month, DCP Dr Uma Shankar Dash said.

“We have setup an anti-land fraud unit at the DCP office here. The unit deals with cases related to land frauds in Bhubaneswar committed after 2010. In course of investigation we came to know about a person named Niranjan Rana has several cases pending against him.”

“This man has been booked in at least 15 cases out of which he was wanted in 6 cases We were trying to locate him from the last one month. The fraud in this 6 cases is worth at least Rs 1 crore. We want to request people who have complaints against him to come forward and file cases,” Dash added.

Rana has produced several Odia films featuring noted actors. Some of the films Rana produced are Hari Bhai Harena, Target and Gote Sua Gote Sari. In 2017, the Twin City Police Commissionerate had written to the Finance department to attach seized property worth Rs 1.15 crore belonging to Rana.

According to reports, Rana floated housing projects in and around Bhubaneswar and collected money from prospective buyers. The realtor promised to deliver the project in two years but kept delaying the project and was not returning money following which  multiple cases were filed against him by the city police.

Dr Uma Shankar Dash, DCP, Bhubaneswar