Acting on a tip-off by the Department of Telecommunications, Odisha Crime Branch sleuths raided various places at Betanati and Baripada and nabbed all the accused.
Somalika Dash, the girlfriend and wife-to-be of the Tirtol MLA, last month had lodged a complaint with police alleging that the lawmaker was operating sex racket to raise money for election expenses.
The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch has seized fake currency notes with a face value of more than Rs 15 lakh from Jujumura in Sambalpur district.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
In the latest development in the Chandipur DRDO espionage case, some sensational details regarding the mysterious lady operative from Pakistan have surfaced.
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