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Mrunal Manmay Dash

After assuming the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Bhubaneswar, Prateek Singh has launched a special drive to arrest over 2000 non-bailable warrantees roaming free under the Urban Police District (UPD).

As per the reports, only 158 NBWs have been nabbed till now under the ongoing operation.

The Nayapalli Police station has the highest number of NBWs with 399 accused being roaming scot-free while the Badagad and Saheed Nagar Police stations have 147 and 145 NBWs respectively.

It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha Cadre IPS (2014) officer Prateek Singh took charge as the new DCP of Bhubaneswar on May 4 after being relieved as Cuttack DCP.

Following his assumption of charge, Singh held a meeting with the IICs of all the Police stations and ACPs under the Bhubaneswar UPD.

Addressing media on Tuesday, Singh said, “There were 2000 warrants pending when I joined here. We have launched the week-long drive to execute as many NBWs possible. We have managed to arrest 158 warrantees so far.”

The drive will conclude on May 12.

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