Tag: Crime Branch

Black Rose
Black Rose sinking: Did Crime Branch try to shield anyone?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when mystery still shrouds sinking of MV Black Rose vessel off Paradip coast, questions are now being raised over ‘directionless’ investigation by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police. The investigating agency’s role has now come under scanner as it arbitrarily ended its probe by just blaming the owner of the vessel […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Crime Branch takes gangster Tito on 5-day remand

Kendrapara: The Kendrapara SDJM court today allowed the Crime Branch of Odisha Police to take gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito on a five-day remand. The gangster had sustained bullet injuries on his left leg in a police encounter near Chandikhole on June 30 and was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2017 Gopalpur Gang Rape: Accused arrested from Gujarat

Surat: Surat Crime Branch Saturday arrested Pramod Sahu who was wanted in connection with 2017 gang rape incident which took place in Gopalpur area of Ganjam district. Sahu was nabbed basing on a tip-off from Odisha police regarding his presence in Surat, police sources said. Confirming the development, Surat SP JK Pandya informed that the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Online fraud: Odisha CB arrests 2 African nationals from New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police arrested two African nationals from New Delhi for their alleged involvement in an online fraud and brought them to Bhubaneswar on a five-day remand for questioning. The arrested have been identified as Erikume (46) of Nigeria and Zouzou Alex (34) of Cote Dvoire. They have allegedly defrauded people […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Punjilal Meher
Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher's bail plea rejected

Bolangir: Additional District and Sessions Court of Bolangir, on Friday, rejected the bail application of Punjilal Meher, the prime accused in Patnagarh wedding gift blast case in which two persons including newly-wed Soumya Sekhar Sahu was killed on February 23. The Court had yesterday reserved the verdict after completion of the hearing on Punjilal’s bail […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Crime Branch issues advisory on witness protection

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) issued an advisory to all SPs, DIGs and the Commissionerate Police (CP) today asking them to ensure safety and security of witnesses in various cases during trails in courts. In a 15-point circular, the CB has directed the police officials to provide protection to witnesses if there is any […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher undergoes TI parade

Bolangir: It seems that Crime Branch is not leaving any stones unturned to secure conviction of Punjilal Meher, the mastermind of Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion that left two persons including newlywed Soumyasekhar Sahu dead in February. The owner and the staff of the concerned courier agency through which the killer parcel was sent, have identified […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra
Wedding gift blast: Rs 25k reward for info on auto driver who helped Punjilal

Bolangir: The Crime Branch officials are leaving no stone unturned to gather concrete evidences against Punjilal Meher-prime accused in the wedding gift blast case. The investigation agency today announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information on the auto rickshaw driver who helped Punjilal in shipping the parcel. “Although we have solid evidences against Punjilal, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
‘Red Flag’ tag for Salepur rape case

Bhubaneswar: With the Salepur minor girl rape incident snowballing into a major controversy, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police designated it as a ‘Red Flag’ case  on Monday. “The alleged rape and strangulation case of the minor girl at Salepur has been taken very seriously and tagged under the Red Flag category. The Crime Branch […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Punjilal-Meher parcel bomb
Wedding Gift Blast: How mastermind Punjilal meticulously plotted disaster alone

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: After arresting mastermind in the sensational Wedding Gift blast case Punjilal Meher (English Lecturer in Jyoti Vikash College), Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra today revealed how Punjilal meticulously planned to wipe off the family of Sanjukta (Principal of same College) and carried out the gory act single-handedly. At a presser, Bothra confirmed that Punjilal […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Wedding Gift Blast: Crime Branch grilling continues

Bolangir: The Crime Branch today whisked away yet another person for interrogation in connection with the mysterious Patnagarh wedding gift blast incident that killed two and left one grievously injured. Baibhasuta Bindhani, a local was taken to the Circuit House in Bolangir where two others – Skyking Courier owner Dilip Das and courier delivery boy […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Wedding gift blast case to be solved soon: Odisha DGP

Cuttack: The special investigation team (SIT) of Crime Branch will crack the Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion case soon, informed Odisha DGP, RP Sharma today. Talking to media persons in connection with the case, Sharma said Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra is personally monitoring the case. “Crime Branch officials including IG Arun Bothra is camping at […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Wedding gift blast: Devastated bride likely to get discharged from SCB today

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Newly-wed Reema Rani Sahu, the survivor in the wedding gift blast in which her husband Soumyasekhar Sahu and his grandmother were killed is likely to get discharged from the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today, informed sources. Reema Rani has been undergoing treatment at the SCB medical since the fateful incident on […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Inter-state dacoit gang likely involved in series bank loot in Angul: Crime Branch ADG

Angul: The State Crime Branch today informed about a possible link of inter-state robbers with the series bank loot incidents in Angul. “We think there may be an inter-state dacoit gang link behind the loot incidents at Angul but in case of Nayagarh incident, local criminals are involved. A probe is underway with SP, DIG […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Kunduli incident: Odisha Crime Branch presents stand on attack on media

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch today released a press statement on allegations of deviating from the direction of the investigation into the gang rape and suicide of a minor girl of Kunduli and attempting to throttle and harass media for carrying out its duties. As per the press release from the Crime Branch authorities, three journalists […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021