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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 

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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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Land Grab In Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch Seeks More Time From Lokayukta For Probe

Bhubaneswar: Even after almost five years, Odisha Police Crime Branch is yet to make any tangible headway in the sensational Ghangapatna land grab. Though it was alleged that valuable government land was usurped by several influential people and leaders of the ruling party in connivance with government officials, the investigating agency is yet to nab […]

Odisha Crime Branch Braces Up To Tackle Cyber Crime

Cuttack: Going by the rising trend of cyber crimes, Odisha State CID, Crime Branch has undertaken a slew of capacity building initiatives to put a check on such offences. Addressing a presser on Tuesday, Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upadhyay said that nearly 250 inspector rank officers were given training on various aspects of cyber crime […]

Lady PEO Death: Victim's Father Alleges Threat To Life

Jajpur: As outcry over alleged lapses in probe into the death of Haridaspur PEO, Smitarani Biswal, continue to grow, the victim’s father, Sadananda Biswal, on Friday said that he will move outside the State alleging threat to his life. While expressing dissatisfaction over the probe into his daughter’s death, Biswal said that those who have […]

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OTV Impact: Crime Branch EOW Arrests 3 Persons In Odisha In 'QNet Fraud'

Bhubaneswar: After a probe into the alleged multi-crore QNet scam, the special Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested three senior partners of Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd from Bhubaneswar. The accused have been identified as Sarat Parida of Bramheswarpatna, Debabrata Harichandan of Chandrasekharpur and Chandan Mahalik of Jagannath Vihar […]

NTCA raps Odisha CWW over rampant leopard skin smuggling in State

Keonjhar: Taking serious note of media reports on rampant smuggling of leopard skins in the State, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has slapped a notice to the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha seeking factual status of steps taken for protection of leopards and action-taken over reports of smuggling. Based on a news article […]

Odisha Crime Branch arrests gangster Tito’s two brothers, relative

Kendrapara: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch Wednesday arrested two brothers and a relative of dreaded gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito. The STF reportedly arrested Tito’s brothers – Sayed Asfaq Ali alias G Babu and Sayed Ifteqar Ali alias Chittu, and one of his relatives Munna after conducting a surprise raid […]

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Leopard skin trading racket busted in Sambalpur, 7 arrested

Sambalpur:  The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today busted a racket involved in the leopard skin trading in Kuchinda town of Sambalpur district. Senior officials informed that seven persons have been arrested and four leopard hides seized from their possession. Acting on a tip-off, the Odisha Crime Branch had formed a team […]

Seizure of 1000 kg explosives: Kolkata STF arrests dealer from Balasore

Balasore: A Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police today arrested one dealer Sukant Sahu from Basta area of Balasore district in Odisha in connection with the seizure of 1000 kg of explosive materials on March 10. Sources said both Kolkata and Odisha Police are conducting a coordinated investigation to find out the actual reason […]

Odisha CB detains one in connection with 1000 kg of explosives seized in Kolkata

Balasore: The Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) today detained a person from Balasore district in connection with the seizure of 1000 kg of explosive materials by Kolkata STF on Saturday. While interrogation of the arrested accused, the dealer revealed that he was illegally transporting the explosives from Andhra Pradesh to an illegal cracker […]