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Tag: Choudwar Jail

Odisha: Youth Jailed For Not Keeping Marriage Promise Ties Knot With Victim In Prison
Odisha: Youth Jailed For Not Keeping Marriage Promise Ties Knot With Victim In Prison

Cuttack: A youth, who is lodged in jail for going back on his promise of marrying a minor girl with whom he had a love affair, finally tied the nuptial knot with her inside a prison in Odisha on Thursday. The marriage of Narasingh Das and Puja Das was solemnised as per Vedic tradition at […]

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Choudwar Jail Warder Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Cuttack: COVID-19 continues to spread its tentacles as a warder posted at Choudwar Circle Jail in Cuttack tested positive for the virus, the jail authorities said on Monday. According to sources, the warder contracted the virus while discharging his duty at Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) where a prisoner was undergoing treatment. The warder […]

Gangster Shakil’s Girlfriend Arrested

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Wednesday reportedly arrested gangster Mohammad Shakil’s girlfriend. A team of special squad and Dargha Bazar Police arrested the woman when she was returning after meeting him in Choudwar jail. It is alleged that the woman was operating Sakil’s illegal firearms and extortion racket in the gangster’s absence. Sakil, against whom several […]

Gangster Lodged In Odisha Jail Sends Extortion Threats Via Video

Bhubaneswar: Reports of criminals operating their crime syndicate from inside Odisha jails are raising serious concerns over security lapses in prisons. To corroborate this, a gangster, identified as Shakil lodged in Choudwar jail allegedly recorded and sent an extortion threat video to a Cuttack-based businessman. After OTV telecast a report on such lapses, Special DGP, […]

UTP dies while undergoing treatment at SCB; family suspects foul play

Cuttack: An undertrial prisoner lodged at Choudwar jail under mysterious circumstances while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital on Saturday.The deceased has been identified as Bharat Mandal. Suspecting foul play, Bharat’s family members alleged that he was admitted to the hospital after being thrashed by the cops. According to reports, Purighat police had […]

Cuttack youth held over 'false' charges released from Choudwar Jail

Cuttack: Chandan Maharana, a youth of Chandni chowk area in Cuttack had an emotional reunion with his family today, nearly 11 days after he was wrongly arrested by police on false charges. Speaking to media after his release, Chandan said that he felt mentally broken for being arrested despite innocence. “Although I informed the Police […]

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Concerns raised after videos of Choudwar jail inmates go viral

Cuttack: Questions are being raised over surveillance and security in jails after two videos of Choudwar jail inmates went viral. Surprisingly, the videos revealed that inmates have easy access to mobile phones and also some special facilities are also being provided to them inside the jail premises without any hassles. Taking cognizance of the videos, […]

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Abdur Rehman to remain in Choudwar jail till May 17

Salipur: The Salipur Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court today directed the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch to lodge suspected Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operative Abdur Rehman at Choudwar Jail in Cuttack till May 17. The court order came in the wake of a petition filed by the lawyer of the […]

Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda shifted to Choudwar jail

Berhampur: Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Mohapatra on Saturday shifted to Choudwar circle jail in Cuttack from Berhampur jail on health ground. Informing this to media, Berhampur jail superintendent, said, “Sabyasachi has been shifted to Choudwar circle jail for dental treatment at SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack.”

D-brothers shifted out of Choudwar jail

Cuttack: Arrested criminal brothers – Sushant & Sushil Dhalasamant (D-brothers) – were today shifted amid tight security from Choudwar jail to Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar and Balasore jail respectively. The transfer was made following a directive issued by the ADG (Prisons) to the respective jail authorities. Sushant was lodged at Ward no 2 in Jharpada […]

Police seeks shifting of D-brothers from Choudwar Jail

Cuttack: Commissionerate police on Tuesday made an appeal before the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) to shift the Dhalasamant brothers from Choudwar Circle Jail to other jails in the state for security reasons. The police has decided to lodge the two brothers separately in the Jajpur and Balangir district jails, sources said. While […]

Security a major concern for Choudwar Jail

Choudwar: With acute shortage of staff and weak infrastructure, security in the Choudwar Circle Jail, the largest jail in Odisha, has become an issue of grave concern. Talking to OTV, Superintendent of Choudwar Circle Jail, Niranjan Das said the jail, with a scheduled capacity to house 728 prisoners, is now overcrowded with 1110 prisoners. To […]