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Tag: Odisha Crime Branch

OMFED Plant In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Lokayukta Orders Crime Branch Probe Into 'OMFED Scam'

Hearing a petition pertaining to alleged multi-crore OMFED scam, the Odisha Lokayukta has ordered the Crime Branch to conduct an investigation and furnish a preliminary report within three months of time.

Sarmistha Rout Sent To Judicial Custody
Lensman Murder: Prime Accused, Aide Sent To Judicial Custody

Sarmistha Rout, the main accused in the sensational murder of cameraman Manas Swain and her associate Jhuna Bhoi were sent to 14-day judicial custody following completion of their police remand on Thursday.

Crime Branch Officials At Manas Swain's Home
Manas Murder Case: Memory Chip Still Untraceable, Crime Branch Grilling Of Sarmistha Continues

The controversial memory chip which is said to be the key reason behind the kidnapping and murder of Nayagarh cameraman Manas Swain still remained out of reach of the Crime Branch.

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Murdered Cameraman Manas Swain’s Mother Demands CBI Probe

The mother of Nayagarh cameraman Manas Swain on Monday demanded that the probe into his son's death must be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging involvement of some influential persons in the crime.

Sarmistha Rout, Prime Accused In Manas Swain Murder Case
I Saw Sarmistha And Her Goons Kidnapping Cameraman Manas Swain, Claims Villager

A resident of Palaspur village under Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak district has claimed that he had witnessed Sarmistha Rout and her henchmen kidnapping cameraman Manas Swain on February 6.

Manas Murder Case: Prime Accused Sharmistha Hid For 3 Days At In-Laws House
Manas Murder Case: Prime Accused Sharmistha Hid For 3 Days At In-Laws House

Sharmistha, the prime accused in the sensational murder case of Nayagarh cameraman Manas Swain hid herself for three days at her in-laws house to avoid coming under police net. 

KYC Update Most Preferred Trick Of ‘Jamtara’ Cyber Crooks To Con People: Odisha Crime Branch
KYC Update Most Preferred Trick Of ‘Jamtara’ Cyber Crooks To Con People: Odisha Crime Branch 

Odisha Crime Branch released a video showing the modus operandi adopted by the fraudsters to defraud people and urged citizens to report any cyber fraud within one hour of the crime, terming it as ‘golden hour’.

Jamtara Gang Cyber Fraudsters Held In Bhubaneswar
'Jamtara Gang' Held In Bhubaneswar: CB Traces Ring Leader To Jharkhand

Moreover, Panda also warned people to stay alert and not to share data over phone calls to private callers. Further, he said people should not share OTP or KYC details over any phone call. He urged people to report any such fraudulent calls to the National Cyber Crime Portal.

Focus On Nayagarh Following STF Seizure Of 3.1 Kg Brown Sugar, Pistols & Rs 65L Cash
Focus On Nayagarh Following STF Seizure Of 3.1 Kg Brown Sugar, Pistols & Rs 65L Cash

It was more of an intelligence based operation. After we get reliable inputs, we conduct the raid. It is always a cat and mouse game, said Crime Branch Additional DG Sanjeeb Panda.

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WhatsApp Hacking Case: Odisha Crime Branch Confirms Nigerian Gang Link

In the latest development in the WhatsApp account hack of Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) CEO, Manoj Kumar Patnaik, Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday confirmed the involvement of Nigerian nationals.

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Pak Lady Handler’s New Trap!
DRDO Espionage: Mysterious Pak Lady Handler Honeytraps Another Officer

In the latest development in the Chandipur DRDO espionage case, some sensational details regarding the mysterious lady operative from Pakistan have surfaced.

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DFO Sangram Behera Given Clean Chit In ACFO Death case
ACF Death Case: Crime Branch Gives Clean Chit To DFO, Soumya’s Cook; Calls It ‘Accident’

The Odisha Crime Branch probing the death of ACFO Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, gave clean chit to the key suspects, DFO Sangram Keshari Behera and Manmath Kumbha, the cook attached to the deceased officer’s quarters, on Friday

DRDO Espionage: Pakistan Link Found In Probe By Odisha Crime Branch
DRDO Espionage: Pakistan Link Found In Probe By Odisha Crime Branch

In a startling disclosure in Chandipur DRDO espionage case, the Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday (October 6) informed about the links in Pakistan.

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Truth Or Lie
Odisha ACF Death Case: Lie Detection Test Reports Submitted

In a latest development in the death of Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF), Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, the lie-detection test reports of the three accused are out. The reports have been submitted to the Odisha Crime Branch.

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DRDO Espionage
DRDO Espionage & Information Leak: Odisha Crime Branch To Seek Interpol Help

Odisha Crime Branch will seek Interpol’s help in the Chandipur DRDO espionage and information leak case.

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DRDO Spying Case: Female Operative Promised To Visit Chandipur, Says Crime Branch
DRDO Spying Case: Female Operative Promised To Visit Chandipur, Says Crime Branch

Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda claimed that the presumed lady handler in the spy ring had promised to visit the Chandipur residence of one of the arrested accused.

DRDO Espionage Accused Got Marriage Proposal From 'Female Operative', Says Crime Branch
DRDO Espionage Accused Got Marriage Proposal From 'Female Operative', Says Crime Branch

Prashant Kumar Bisoyi, Additional SP of the Crime Branch said that one of the accused had received marriage proposal from the presumed lady handler in the spy ring.

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DRDO Espionage Case: ‘Lady Handler, Dubai Money, UK Number’

In the latest development in espionage in Chandipur DRDO, Odisha Crime Branch ADG, Sanjeeb Panda made some sensational revelations on Tuesday (September 21).

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DRDO Espionage Case: Odisha Crime Branch Traces Money Trail To UP Handlers, Pakistan
DRDO Espionage Case: Odisha Crime Branch Traces Money Trail To UP Handlers, Pakistan

As the Crime Branch sleuths go about busting the entire ground network of the espionage ring, a three-member Indian Air Force team is learnt to have been aiding them in collecting reports about the type of information leaked by the accused before their arrest and the importance of the leads.

Odisha Crime Branch To Probe DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case
Odisha Crime Branch To Probe DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case

A four-member team of the Odisha Crime Branch headed by Additional SP Prasant Kumar Bisoyi left for Balasore to take charge of the investigation.

Woman Cop Grilled By Crime Branch In ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case
Woman Cop Grilled By Crime Branch In ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case

Mamata Panda, OIC of Gurandi police station was questioned by the Crime Branch team for three hours in connection with the death of Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra.

ACF Death Case: Gajapati Collector Was Present At DFO's Quarters On Fire Mishap Day, Claims Watchman
ACF Death Case: Gajapati Collector Was Present At DFO's Quarters On Fire Mishap Day, Claims Watchman  

A watchman made a startling revelation that District Collector of Gajapati was present at Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)'s quarters when the fire mishap occurred that led to death of assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra.

ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Quizzes Two Colleagues Of Deceased Officer
ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Quizzes Two Colleagues Of Deceased Officer 

Two colleagues of deceased Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra were questioned by a team of Odisha Crime Branch on Monday.

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Odisha Crime Branch Takes Over Investigation Of ACF Death Case

The Crime Branch will now probe the death case of Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF), Soumya Ranjan. Crime Branch ADG Sanjeev Panda informed on Saturday that the agency has taken over the probe into the case. According to Sanjeev Panda, the crime branch has undertaken investigation following orders of the DGP.

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Circumstantial Evidence Suggests Fire Mishap At ACF's Quarters: Crime Branch
Circumstantial Evidence Suggests Fire Mishap At ACF's Quarters: Crime Branch 

Odisha Crime Branch concluded that a fire incident had occurred at the government quarters of deceased ACF Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra 

Spurious Drug Trade Case
Odisha Crime Branch STF Arrests Prime Accused In Spurious Drug Trade Case

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested the prime accused in connection with spurious drugs trade in the State

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Crime Branch Probe Ordered Into Fake Covid Drug Case In Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the recent seizure of a huge stock of spurious ‘Favipiravir’, a prescribed drug for Covid-19 treatment, from a chemist shop in Cuttack.

Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested
Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested

Balasore: In a major crackdown on drug trafficking, Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch seized a huge amount of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from…

Odisha Has Sent 90 Oxygen Tankers So Far: CB ADG
Odisha Has Sent 90 Oxygen Tankers To Other States So Far: CB ADG

Bhubaneswar: Amid shortage of medical oxygen across the country, Odisha, so far, has sent 90 tankers of the life-saving gas to other States, said Crime Branch ADG Yashwant Jethwa on…

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Death Of Former Malkangiri Collector's PA: Odisha DGP Abhay Orders Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Odisha Police Crime Branch will probe the death case of former Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal’s Personal Assistant (PA) Debnarayan Panda. Odisha Police DG Abhay on Thursday ordered a Crime Branch investigation into the death case which continues to remain a mystery. Earlier in the day, wife of the deceased Banaja Panda filed a complaint […]

Odisha: HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son In Sky King Fraud Case
More Trouble For Akash Pathak: CB Team In Berhampur To Probe Massive Job Scam By Tainted IFS Officer's Son

Berhampur: A two-member team of the Odisha Crime Branch (CB) reached Berhampur on Sunday night to investigate the alleged involvement of Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak, in connection with a job scam in Ganjam district. The Tata Motors Limited (TML) had in May lodged a complaint against Akash with the Crime […]

Aditya Das' Wife Attempts Suicide, Critical
Aditya Dash Death: Wife Vidyashree Demands Quick Status Report From Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: Vidyashree, the wife of deceased social activist Aditya Dash, has again brought allegations against the Odisha Crime Branch accusing the probe agency of delaying in submitting the status report in connection with the mysterious death case. As per reports, apart from submitting the status report, Vidyashree has further demanded that the Crime Branch should […]

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OTV Targeted Again: CFO Alleges Inhuman Treatment By Odisha Crime Branch Officials

Bhubaneswar: Manoranjan Sarangi, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Odisha Television Limited (OTV) said that the crime branch staff who picked him up from his residence in the wee hours on Sunday without any intimation or notice, subjected him to inhuman treatment during detention for several hours. Sarangi said he was woken up from his […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF Busts Pangolin Smuggling Racket, 2 Arrested

Subarnapur: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police Crime Branch busted a pangolin smuggling racket and rescued a pangolin from Mahanadi Bridge near Rajakothi here in the district on Friday and arrested two persons for possessing the animal illegally. Both the smugglers have been identified as Somnath Bag and Marsalan Bhengera of Ulunda under […]

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Aditya Dash Wanted To Marry Chinmayee, The ‘Mystery Woman’ Brings New Twist

Bhubaneswar: Was the death of social activist Aditya Dash a case of murder or suicide? While the mystery has put Odisha Crime Branch in a fix for over a month now, the lady being tagged by Aditya’s family as a ‘psycho woman’ broke her silence rejecting outright all the ‘baseless claims made by family members […]

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Aditya Dash Death Mystery: Wife Bidyashree's Polygraph Test Concludes

Bhubaneswar: The polygraph test of Bidyashree, wife of deceased social activist, Aditya Dash, concluded on Thursday. The lie-detection test was conducted by the Odisha police Crime Branch which is probing the death of the social activist after it took over the investigation from the Government Railway Police (GRP). According to reports, Bidyashree’s polygraph test was […]

CBI Probe Demanded Into Aditya Dash Death Case
Aditya Dash Death: Demand For CBI Probe Heats Up

Bhubaneswar: Raising questions over Odisha Crime Branch’s alleged snail-pace investigation into social activist Aditya Dash’s suspicious death, members of ‘People For Seva’ trust on Thursday demanded Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) investigation into the matter. Members of the trust alleged that even after 45 days have passed, mysteries still shroud Dash’s death while the State […]

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Crime Branch Issues Advisory To Prevent Cyber Frauds Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Investigation Department has issued a public advisory highlighting some of the common methods used by cyberspace fraudsters to execute illegal activities during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and also suggested several precautionary measures to prevent such frauds. In the advisory issued by the Additional DGP (CID, Crime Branch) SK Priyadarshi, people have […]

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Murdered BJP Leader Manguli Jena's Family Sits On Indefinite Dharna

Khurda: Alleging police inaction, family members of the murdered BJP Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena along with the villagers of Badaphokharia sat on indefinite dharna in front of the district collectorate here on Thursday. “It has already been 11 months, but the police is yet to arrest the accused. Even though there is an eye-witness […]

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Bangladeshi Sex Racket In Odisha: Bhubaneswar Youth Provided Fake Aadhaar?

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force of Odisha Police Crime Branch now faces an uphill task to unravel the sex racket allegedly involving Bangladeshi sex workers. After arresting the mastermind couple SK Ibrahim and his wife Anjali, who was popularly called as Didi, the cops have arrested three agents- Raju, Prashant Parida and Uttam Jena and […]

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