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Tag: Jail

Orissa High Court
Orissa HC orders authorities to repair jail toilets within 10 days

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the HC warned of stern action against the officials who will fail to repair toilets in the stipulated time and suggested outsourcing maintenance of toilets.

Odisha Youth Who 'Cheated Over 100' Women Is On Prowl Again

Bhubaneswar: Priyaranjan Naik alias Pintu from Daringbadi area of Kandhamal, arrested earlier this year for allegedly cheating several women on the pretext of marriage, has reportedly deceived many other women after being released from  jail. A woman who recently filed a complaint against the accused said: “After maintaining physical relationship and promising to marry me, […]

prisoner death
Prisoner dies after attack by inmate in Phulbani jail

Phulbani: An under-trial prisoner died after being attacked by his fellow inmate at Phulbani jail here on Sunday morning. The prisoner has been identified as Laxman Nayak of Tummudibandh area. According to sources, one Kanhu Charan Pradhan who is serving a life term at the jail allegedly hit Laxman with a stone on his head. […]

Lawyer agitation: HC asks district judges to hold camp courts in jails

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today directed the District & Sessions Judges to hold camp courts in jails to meet the extraordinary situation across the State arising out of prolonged abstinence of work by advocates. The Orissa High Court in a letter has instructed the District & Sessions Judges to hold camp courts for hearing […]

Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav granted bail in IRCTC case

New Delhi: A court here on Friday issued a production warrant against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and granted bail to his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and some others in connection with a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case. The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC […]

Crime rate among engineering students raises concern

Bhubaneswar: The craze for easy money and lavish lifestyle has been landing engineering graduates of the state behind the bars. According to reports, as many as 165 cases were registered against engineering students between 2007 and 2017, and a total of 744 students were arrested on criminal charges during the same period. Many engineering students […]

Gangster Abu Salem sentenced to 7 years in jail in extortion case

New Delhi: A Delhi court today sentenced gangster Abu Salem to seven years rigorous imprisonment for demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money from a Delhi-based businessman in 2002. Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sehrawat passed the order after hearing arguments on sentence by the prosecution and defence lawyers. The court had convicted Salem in the […]

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk stands next to his supporters after his release from a Bangkok prison in Thailand
Thai editor released from prison after 7 years

Bangkok: A Thai editor was released from prison on Monday after seven years of incarceration for two articles considered offensive to the monarchy, whose image is protected in the country under the lese majeste law. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, 56, was jailed in 2011 after publishing two satirical texts in the now-shut down daily “Voice of Thaksin […]

Asaram believed sexual exploitation of girls not a sin for 'brahmagyani', says witness

  Jodhpur: During the trial of self-styled godman Asaram, a prosecution witnesss had deposed to the court that the the former believed sexual exploitation of girls is not a sin for ‘Brahmgyani’ or a highly enlightened person. Asaram also used to take medicines to increase sexual prowess, said prosecution witness Rahul K Sachar, an Asaram’s […]

Gangster Raja Acharya likely to be released from jail after bail

  Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has granted conditional bail to gangster Raja Acharya in connection with the abduction of a Bhubaneswar-based Jyote Motors employee. According to sources, following the court order, the gangster is likely to be released from jail. Acharya’s lawyer said that his client has got bail in all other cases pending […]

Gangster Sushant Dhala Samanta admitted to hospital

Bolangir: Notorious gangster Sushant Dhala Samanta, who is currently lodged at Bolangir jail, was admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) today after falling ill on account of his hunger strike. According to sources, he is undergoing treatment in a special ward at the hospital and his condition is stated to be stable now. Meanwhile, […]

Fodder scam: Lalu gets three and a half years jail

  Ranchi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was on Saturday sentenced to three and a half years jail in a fodder scam case. Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh announced the sentence after hearing arguments on quantum of sentencing. He also slapped a Rs 5 lakh fine on the former Bihar Chief Minister. The court had on December […]

Prisoner attempts suicide in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A prisoner was rescued in a critical condition after he attempted suicide by slitting his throat at district jail here on Sunday. Profusely bleeding Julia Pradhan has been admitted to district headquarters hospital by jail authorities. “His condition is stable now. He sustained critical cut injuries on the front side of his neck. Most […]

Maoist leader Sabyasachi on hunger strike in jail

Berhampur: Leader and founder of Odisha Maobadi Party, Sabyasachi Panda is on hungerstrike in jail for the past three days demanding speedy trial of the cases against him. His demands include regular production in court during the hearing and providing of all facilities like other undertrail prisoners in jail. He also protested against his solitary […]

Chitgate: Waytel MD gets 5-yr jail term

Bhubaneswar: A special CBI court here on Tuesday awarded five-year imprisonment to Waytel Chit Fund Managing Director Thakur Amardip Singh, who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of their money. Besides, Singh has also been asked to deposit Rs 100 crore with the court’s registry. On April 24, Singh, who was arrested from Nagpur, had pleaded […]

Odisha ex-SEO gets 2 yrs RI for misappropriation of food items

Baripada : A special court awarded here today two-year jail term to a former Social Education Organiser (SEO) for selling food items meant for infants and pregnant women in open market. Special Vigilance Court Judge Tara Prasad Rath also imposed a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh on SEO Ananda Chandra Nayak. Failure to pay the […]

5-year prison term for Astha Group's MD, Director

Bhubaneswar: In a latest development, the special CBI CJM court here, pronouncing judgement on the multi crore Astha Chit Fund scam, sentenced company’s Managing Director Santosh Sapkale and Director CS Chouhan for five years of imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 15,000 each. The court has ordered three more months of imprisonment for the […]

Prisoners Released
Odisha remits life sentences of 33 prisoners

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to release 33 prisoners serving life terms in various jails in the State following approval of the the State Sentence Review Board. The remission of the sentences has been done based on the behaviour and conduct of the convicts during their stay in the jail. The released prisoners include […]

AT scam: Former youth Congress president released from jail

Bhubaneswar: Former state youth Congress president Rajat Choudhury, who was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with multi-crore Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund scam, was released from jail on Friday evening. Choudhury was released from the jail after he was granted a conditional bail by a court. Supporters of Choudhury, took […]

Ex-IAS officer gets 3-year jail in DA case

Bhubaneswar: The Special Vigilance Court today sentenced Himanshu Sekhar Samantray, a retired IAS officer and former managing director of Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLIC), to a three-year jail term and a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the charge of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. Samantray will have to undergo an […]

Cong men pelt eggs at collector’s residence; 2 detained

Nabarangpur: Demanding immediate release of former MP Pradip Majhi from Umerkote sub jail, some Congress activists pelted eggs at the residence of the district collector during the 12-hour Nabarangpur bandh today. Police has detained two Congress workers in this connection. Vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt while all trading establishments remained closed in Nabarangpur […]

Two bags of tobacco seized in raid on Balasore jail

Balasore: In a surprise raid, police seized two bags of tobacco from the District Jail here in the wee hours today. Giving details to the media, Amaresh Panda, DSP (Crime), Balasore, said considering that some high-profile criminals are now lodged in the District Jail, the Superintendent of Police decided to conduct a surprise raid on […]

Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for kidnapping, raping girl

A man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a local court for kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old about two and half years ago

Tight security for D-brothers in Jharpada, Balasore jails

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: A day after the shifting of the Dhalasamant brothers from Choudwar Circle Jail, security has been beefed up in Jharpada Special Jail in the capital city and the District Jail in Balasore. While Sushant Dhalasamant is lodged in Jharpada jail, his younger brother Sushil is lodged in Balasore District Jail. Talking about the security […]

NHRC officer gets 7-year jail term for raping woman

New Delhi: A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was sent to seven years in jail by a court here for raping a woman by concealing his marital status and marrying her.