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Tag: Bk Sharma

DGP appointment row: Police reforms in Odisha stand on shaky ground!

Bhubaneswar: How shaky the police reforms are in Odisha was to the fore, when the State government in complete violation of the apex court directions went ahead in appointing acting or incharge DGP in August this year. The country’s apex court in its landmark ruling last year had directed states/UTs not to appoint acting or […]

Clampdown On Dalalraj: Odisha Turns Heat On Middlemen In Hospitals; 31 arrested

Bhubaneswar: As part of a State-wide campaign ahead of the roll out of ambitious ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative on October 2, Odisha Police turned heat on touts and middlemen (dalals) exploiting poor & vulnerable patients in several hospitals across the State. As per official sources, as many as 31 middlemen have been arrested in a major […]

Mo Sarkar: Odisha DGP Collects Feedback From Complainants

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the roll-out of the ambitious ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative of Odisha government on October 2, Director General (DG) Of Police BK Sharma on Tuesday reviewed the functioning of the call centres and collected feedback from various complainants coming to police stations for redressal of their grievances. Under the Mo Sarkar initiative, Odisha CM […]

Security To Be Tightened Ahead Of Prez Kovind’s Odisha Visit On Sept 27

Bhubaneswar: Tight security arrangements will be put in place in several places across Odisha, ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s scheduled two-day visit to the State on September 27 and 28. As per reports, the security arrangements were reviewed at a high-level meeting chaired by Director General (DG) Of Police BK Sharma today. “As per […]

DGP Asks SPs To Complete Spadework On ‘Mo Sarkar’ Initiative by Sept 30

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to implement the State government’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative in an effective manner from October 2, the Odisha Police has begun its groundwork with DGP BK Sharma on Wednesday directing the top police officials to set up call centres and streamline their functioning in all the districts to address the grievances of […]

New DGP BK Sharma bats for use of modern technology for better policing

Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Bijay Kumar Sharma today stressed upon the use of modern technologies for better policing as his topmost priority apart from ensuring overall improvement in police station functioning. Taking over as the Head of Police Force in Odisha from the outgoing DGP RP Sharma at the State Police headquarters, the 1986-batch IPS […]

BK Sharma Gets Additional Charge As Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Bijay Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Head of Police Force in Odisha. Sharma, who is currently the chief of Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence, will assume the full additional charge as the Director General of Police from tomorrow. His new appointment comes shortly after Odisha Governor Ganeshi […]

Odisha govt directs Fire Services DG to inspect fire safety steps at coaching centres

Bhubaneswar: Following nationwide outcry over the tragic coaching centre fire mishap in Surat that claimed lives of 23 persons a week ago, the Home department of Odisha today asked Director General of Fire Services, BK Sharma to ensure inspection of fire safety measures at all coaching centres across the State. In a letter, Special Secretary […]

Fire department inspects safety arrangement in coaching centres of twin city

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the fire tragedy at a coaching centre in Gujarat’s Surat which took the lives of 22 students, the Odisha Fire Department today inspected safety arrangements at various coaching centres in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. A total of 22 teams of the Fire Department have been formed to inspect […]

Home guards to assist in disaster management

Bhubaneswar: Apart from assisting senior officials in routine policing jobs, the home guards in Odisha will now be engaged in disaster management. As per proposals, the home guards will be imparted special training on disaster management and assistance while a new dress code is also in the offing, informed Director General (Home Guards), BK Sharma. […]

IPS reshuffle: BK Sharma gets Fire Services, Santosh Upadhaya to head Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday effected a major reshuffle in IPS level by changing portfolios of 19 senior officers. Director General of Prisons, BK Sharma was appointed DG Fire Services and Commandant General, Home Guards in place of Binoy Behera, who retired today. Binayand Jha, who is presently posted as ADG, Law and Order, has […]

RP Sharma replaces KB Singh as new DGP of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma has been appointed the new DGP of Odisha today. The former Commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack police Commissionerate and the current director of Vigilance department will replace KB Singh. Singh has been named as the chairman of OSRTC. Moreover, the current special DG (CID), Bijay […]

2 rice mill owners arrested by EOW in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two rice mill owners were arrested by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch for misappropriation of government rice worth over Rs 4 crores. The accused have been identified as Dilip Agarwal of Sabitri Industries of  Badchana in Jajpur and Pankaj Agarwal of Ganapati Industries in Bhadrak. Through a tweet, Special Director General […]

CB conducts one-day training program on Operation Muskan-III

Cuttack: A one-day training program of district level officers on Operation Muskan-III was held in conference hall of Odisha Crime Branch here. The aim of the training program was to sensitize police officials about different aspects of law, procedure and handling of children, informed Crime Branch Special DGP BK Sharma in his tweet. One-day training […]

SIM box seizure: STF grills four accused

Cuttack/Berhampur: The SIM box seized by the Gopalpur police from four persons last week was brought from Hyderabad whereas the SIM cards were collected from different places in the State, informed Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma today. He further stated a team of Special Task Force (STF) led by an additional SP is interrogating […]

Jajpur Panchayat Office fraud: Two ex-officials convicted, to undergo 7 yrs RI

Bhubaneswar: In a success for the Crime Branch, two persons have been convicted in connection with misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 1.9 crore in Jajpur District Panchayat Office here on Tuesday. Official sources said, former Panchayat Officer Brajaraj Biswal and cashier Bichitrananda Mohanty have been convicted to undergo 7 years imprisonment […]

Ransomware attack: Govt hospitals continue to fall prey

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up in the Ransomware attacks in the state as computers of two hospitals in Kalahandi and Sambalpur have reportedly been affected by the WannaCry virus here on Saturday. According to reports, two computers of Niramaya store in Kesinga in Kahalandi were attacked by the Ransomware malware which came […]

WannaCry, a global problem, Odisha on alert: IT Minister

Bhubaneswar: Even as WannaCry Ransomware continues to affect computers in several places in Odisha, IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera on Thursday assured that ‘adequate measures’ are being taken to tackle the situation. The statement came soon after computers at Utkal Gramya Bank in Titlagarh were hacked on Thursday.  This is the second Ransomware attack to […]

Ransomware cyber attack: CB takes over Berhampur hospital case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CID Crime Branch on Wednesday took over the WannaCry Ransomware attack in Berhampur City hospital, the first instance of the latest cyber attack to be reported in the state. A three member team of Cyber Crime Police Station has been formed to investigate the case, informed Special Director General of Police (Crime Branch) […]

WannaCry Ransomeware: Crime Branch issues advisory

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Monday issued an advisory on Wannacry Ransomeware attack and possible measures that internet users need to follow as a preventive measure. Special Director General (DG) Police (Crime Branch) B.K. Sharma in a tweet informed about the advisory which has been uploaded on official website of Odisha Police, www.odishapolicecidcb.gov.in. Reserve Bank […]

Lady arrested by EOW for duping ICICI Bank of Rs 1.24 cr

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested Swati Rekha for cheating ICICI Bank, Bhubaneswar branch, with the use of forged documents to secure a loan of Rs 1.24 crore. This was informed by Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma in a tweet message today. EOW of #OdishaCrimeBranch arrested accused Swati […]

EOW nabs Santosh Jena for land fraud

Bhubaneswar: Continuing its effort to curb land mafia and land frauds, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Sunday arrested a person for allegedly duping investors in Odisha. It was informed by special DG (Crime Branch) BK Sharma through his tweeter account. “Special Director General of Police (Crime Branch) B.K. Sharma in […]

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Bhadrak Unrest: Crime Branch Probe Update; Bhadrak Town IIC Replaced

Bhadrak: After registering a case with Cyber Crime police station under Sections 153(A) and 295 (A), the Cyber Cell of Crime Branch has today begun probe into the rumours being spread on social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook which fuelled the communal tension in Bhadrak town. Special director general of police (Crime) BK Sharma […]

Home ministry to take action against senior Odia IPS officer

Bhubaneswar: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha […]

Crime Branch LWE wing to probe into Sunki landmine blast

Cuttack: A four-member Left Wing Extremism (LWE) wing of the Odisha Crime Branch would probe into the landmine blast in Sunki Ghat area in Koraput district on Thursday evening resulting in the death of eight Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) personnel. Informing this to the media today, Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma said the […]