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Tag: Cops

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Rourkela: Mahatab Road Residents Clash With Police Demanding Decontainment Of COVID Zones

Rourkela: Palpable tension prevailed at the Steel city today after a scuffle broke out between locals and police personnel in Rourkela reportedly over demands to lift the containment orders imposed in several areas. On April 26, the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) had marked some areas of the city as containment and buffer zones after detection […]

Irate Mob Pelts Stones On Cops In Odisha COVID-19 Containment Zone

Rourkela: An irate mob pelted stones at police personnel and broke barricades around a Covid-19 containment zone in this steel city on Monday, causing injuries to around four and triggering tension in the area, police said. The incident happened when a group of residents of Nala Road, which has been declared a containment zone following […]

Twin City Police Rolls Out New Parking Regulations, Violators To Be Fined Rs 1000

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday imposed new traffic regulations to decongest the highly busy Rajmahal square and Bapuji Nagar area in the Smart City. According to a new traffic advisory communicated through a public notice from the Commissionerate Police, no vehicles will be allowed to park on the service road from Kalpana to Rajmahal […]

Bhubaneswar Airport Mishap: Four Including Construction Firm Chief Arrested

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the roof of an under-construction terminal linkage building collapsed at Bhubaneswar airport leaving one dead, the Commissionerate Police arrested four persons including the chief of the company engaged in the construction of the building. As per police sources, Dillip Khatei, chief of Dilip Constructions Pvt Ltd which is executing the construction work; […]

Cuttack Double Murder: Cops Clueless, Family Announces Rs 50K Reward For Info On Culprits

Cuttack: Even after a month since an elderly couple from Beleswar area of Cuttack was murdered, the Commissionerate Police is yet to get any clue in the case following which family of the victim has announced Rs 50,000 cash reward for information on the culprits. “My parents had no enmity with anyone so I am […]

DEO Arrested A Month After Recovery Of Teacher’s Body From His Residence 

Koraput: Almost a month after a teacher was found hanging in the official quarter of district education officer (DEO) in Koraput, a special squad of police have arrested the DEO Pramod Panda from Cuttack in connection with the case. Earlier, two persons were arrested by Koraput police over the incident. On December 8, Chittaranjan, a […]

Proposal Of Police Commissionerate System In Three Odisha Cities Hangs In Balance

Bhubaneswar: Despite Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement in the year 2016 to roll out Commissionerate system of police in three important cities-Sambalpur, Berhampur and Rourkela, the proposal is yet to see the light of the day. As per reports, the central government had approved relevant posts to under the system for the mentioned cities a […]

Foreign Tourists Trying To Climb Puri Srimandir Watchtower 'Stopped By Cops'

Puri: In response to the reports of three foreign tourists climbing up a police watchtower near Puri Jagannath temple and shooting video of the temple interiors, Puri SP Umashankar Das said that the tourists were stopped by cops present at the tower. “The tourists were trying to climb up the watchtower but were stopped by […]

Nabarangpur gang rape victim's last rites performed

Nabarangpur: The last rites of the girl allegedly gang raped and murdered in Nabarangpur was performed today in the presence of district sub-collector, Kodinga tehsildar and family members of the victim. As per reports, sub-collector Bhaskar Raita lent a shoulder to the mortal remains of the victim while it was being carried to the cremation […]

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Puri Gang Rape: Another Accused Arrested By Police

Puri: Police on Friday arrested another accused in connection with the gang rape of a minor girl in Puri which sparked state-wide hue and cry. Rama Chandra Pradhan, a resident of Aliaputu village in Brahmagiri area is the third person to be arrested in the case. Earlier the prime accused Jitendra Sethi and Rajesh Sethi […]

Woman, Mother Held Captive For 40 Days, Harassed 

Rourkela: Police have arrested one person for allegedly locking up a woman and her mother inside a house at Basanti Colony in Rourkela for 40 days and harassing them. Both the women were rescued by a team of cops today. The matter came to light after the husband of the woman, who went missing, lodged […]

3 Odisha Cops Sent On Compulsory Retirement Over Corruption

Khurda: Three Odisha police officials were sent on compulsory retirement for their doubtful integrity in exercise of powers under Rule 71 of Odisha Service Code, informed DGP BK Sharma today. The compulsory retirement orders of Sub-inspector Banamali Nayak, Assistant sub-inspectors Kishore Kumar Bag and Birabar Lenka were given by concerned Superintendents of Police in pursuance […]

Police To Remain Unbiased During Bijepur Bypoll: Odisha DGP BK Sharma

Bargarh: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on October 21, Director General of Police (DGP), BK Sharma has assured that police will remain unbiased while discharging its duties and will not show undue favours to political parties and act as per the guidelines laid out by the Election Commission. During a review meeting held today at […]

Junagarh Gang Rape: Another person arrested after survivor's fresh allegations

Kalahandi: Based on Junagarh gang rape survivor’s fresh allegations that the person who had given her lift on his motorcycle is the prime culprit, police arrested the concerned accused today. Junagarh Police arrested Lalindra Sabar after recording statements of the survivor once again under section 161 of CrPC. Later, Sabar was forwarded to the JMFC […]

Nurse Niharika Murder Case: Accused Surrenders Before Police

Jagatsinghpur: In a major development in the murder case of nurse Niharika Patra, her friend and accused Kishore Chandra Anchal alias Raja, surrendered before the police today. Raja was absconding after body of the 23-year-old victim, who worked as a paramedical staff at a private nursing home in Cuttack was found from Biluakhai riverbed in Jagatsinghpur […]

Edible oil, ghee adulteration unit busted in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Police arrested three persons today after conducting raid at an edible oil adulteration unit in Laxmisagar area of Bhubaneswar. During the raid, the cops also seized different materials used as ingredients, plastic bottles, caps, labels of different brands and 50 to 60 cans of oil. As per reports, oil and ghee of big brands […]

Cops arrested for robbing businessman of Rs 1.5 lakh during vehicle checking

Cuttack: Three personnel of Tangi Police Station were arrested for allegedly robbing a businessman of Rs 1.5 lakh at Nirgundi toll gate during a regular vehicle checking on Wednesday night. As per reports, a havildar and two constables posing as Special Branch members of Commissionerate Police had stopped the businessman’s four-wheeler for checking. Finding Rs […]

36 Odisha Cops Selected For Police Medals On Independence Day

Bhubaneswar: As many as 36 police personnel from Odisha have been selected on the eve of the Independence Day to receive police medals. The police personnel who will receive President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) are–Prakash Kumar Karan, Sushil Das, Akash Mahapatra, Chandramani Bhoi, Shyam Dhangad Majhi, K Shiva Subramani, Dilip Kumar Danta, Jyotiranjan Pati, […]

Jayashree Murder Case: SDJM Court Grants Permission For DNA Test Of Skull

Sambalpur: In a major development, the SDJM court here has given permission to Sambalpur police to conduct a DNA test of the recovered skull suspected to be of Jayashree Mishra, who was murdered eight years back. The Sambalpur police had sought permission of the SDJM court to conduct the DNA test. As per reports, the […]

Cuttack Serial Murder: Wife Of Suspect Killer Claims Innocence

Cuttack: Two days after police nabbed Narayan Sahu, the suspect serial killer behind the three brutal murders in Cuttack, his wife Gitanjali today met Nayagarh SP demanding justice. Refuting the allegations levelled against her husband, Gitanjali along with several villagers accused the police of falsely implicating charges against Narayan. Gitanjali further claimed that her husband […]

Chhattisgarh Cops Start School In Narayanpur For Surrendered Naxals

Raipur: Police in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district have started a school for surrendered Naxals who are now part of the force, an official said Sunday. Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg said the school, with three teachers and over 300 surrendered ultras, had started functioning about a month ago in the Police Line area in Narayanpur […]

Odisha Man Falls Prey To Fake KBC Message, Loses Over Rs 40 lakh

Sambalpur: Despite advisories being issued by Odisha Police, people continue to fall prey to several online frauds in the State. In one such incident, a resident of Hirakud area in Sambalpur lost more than Rs 40 lakh in a bid to claim Rs 4 crore prize money. As per reports, the victim had allegedly received […]

Dreaded criminal Krishna injured in police encounter in Bolangir

Bolangir: Police on Monday nabbed dreaded criminal Krishna after an encounter near Tusura chhak in Bolangir yesterday. With injury on his left leg, the criminal was initially admitted to Saintala hospital and later shifted to Bolangir hospital. However, he was rushed to Burla hospital after his condition deteriorated again. Acting on a tip-off, police attempted […]

Album actress death: Family members allege Police misbehaviour

Sambalpur: Days after the body of album actress Simran was found under mysterious circumstances near Sambalpur, family members of the deceased have levelled serious allegations against the in-charge officer of Jharsuguda Police Station. The family members of the deceased have alleged that Jhasketan Dhal, in-charge of Jharsuguda Police Station used foul language and misbehaved with […]

Woman's dead body in car: Husband still absconding; cops intensify probe

Bhubaneswar: Even though more than 24 hours have passed, the Commissionerate Police is yet to get any leads in connection with the death of a woman, whose body was found in a car parked at Sriram Nagar of Bhubaneswar yesterday morning. Sangram Aich, husband of the deceased identified as Tanuja Aich is still absconding after […]

Op-Ed: Stop False-worshipping Gandhiji; Embrace Gandhigiri Instead

There is a particularly poignant scene in Sir Richard Attenborough’s iconic 1984 film ‘Gandhi’ where a crowd of rustic looking men marches ahead with quiet determination, two at a time, to be baton-charged by policemen. A group of women in white sarees tow the men away as they collapse to the ground under the impact […]

Security breach alert helps police nab ATM looters

Balasore: A major loot attempt at the SBI ATM on the Balasore railway station premises on Sunday night was foiled by the district police after the bank officials in Mumbai alerted the cops about the security breach. While the police managed to nab two miscreants, five others managed to flee. As per reports, when the […]

Bid to smuggle over 500 quintals green gram foiled in Cuttack

Cuttack: Police on Sunday seized more than 500 quintals of green gram (moong) from Seva Co-operative Society at Bilasuni village under Niali area in Cuttack district. Getting information from the locals last night, police rushed to the spot and seized the moong that was being packed in sacks for smuggling. The cops also sealed the […]

Dadagiri in khaki: Cops rough up accused in front of court

Kandhamal: Sometimes police personnel switch on to a dadagiri mode considering themselves as the final authority to act as per their whims and fancies. Some cops just proved this when they thrashed two minors accused of theft in front of a court in Baliguda of Kandhamal district here on Saturday. Sources said the two minors […]

Cops, Congress activists clash at Rajmahal

Bhubaneswar: The Rajmahal square here today turned into a virtual battleground after the activists of Congress’ youth and Student wings clashed with police as they were prevented from proceeding towards the residence of BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena in demand of a CBI probe into the alleged links of city Mayor with the death of […]