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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 […]

Animal Poaching
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 […]

Rare idols worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch officials today achieved a major breakthrough by busting an international idol theft racket in Bhubaneswar and recovered two Asta Dhatu idols worth around Rs 2.5 crore. Acting on intelligence inputs, the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch conducted a raid at the house of one Sayed Zilnoor in Jadupur area […]

Rare idols worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch officials today achieved a major breakthrough by busting an international idol theft racket in Bhubaneswar and recovered two Asta Dhatu idols worth around Rs 2.5 crore. Acting on intelligence inputs, the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch conducted a raid at the house of one Sayed Zilnoor in Jadupur area […]

Online Fraud: Odisha Crime Branch arrests two persons from Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha Crime Branch arrested two persons from New Delhi on charges of online fraud. The accused, identified as Binod Kumar and Sanjeeb Kumar, had allegedly duped a Baripada resident of Rs 87 lakh. Earlier, the accused were produced before the Patiala court in Delhi on February 1. The court today allowed the […]

Nigerian national among 2 arrested for duping Rs 41 lakh from Odisha woman

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch arrested two persons including a Nigerian national in New Delhi for allegedly duping a woman from Puri to the tune of Rs 41 lakh. The duo has been brought to Bhubaneswar on a three-day remand for interrogation. The arrested persons have been identified as Nwabueze Chukwudi Vincet (35) of Nigeria […]

Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: Crime Branch arrests 3 including 2 forest officials

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three persons including two officials of Meramundali forest range in connection with the tragic death of seven elephants due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range on October 27. The arrested include CESU junior engineer Sanjay Mohanty, Meramundali section forester Prabhakar Rana and forest guard Girish Dehury, informed […]

Odisha Crime Branch warns parents on Olivia Hoax

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch has issued an advisory against Olivia Hoax, a WhatsApp scam that has been targeting children worldwide through the app. The messenger, claiming to be Olivia, begins conversation with kids, pretending to be a friend they know, but soon starts sending links that direct them to porn sites. The Crime Branch, […]

MOMO-Challenge youth suicide
Momo Challenge: Family blames Momo after youth commits suicide

Cuttack: At a time when the Commissionerate Police is sensitising people and expediting measures to eliminate the crimes related to ‘MOMO Challenge’, police today recovered the body of a youth from an under-construction club house at Umara Gaon village in Mahanga area of the district. The deceased has been identified as Umakant Behera. It was […]

MOMO-Challenge youth suicide
Don't meddle with her, she is dangerous: Crime Branch on MOMO Challenge

Bhubaneswar: After successfully eradicating the ‘Blue Whale’ Challenge, the Commissionerate Police has expedited measures to put a check on the the new killer game ‘MOMO Challenge’ (A challenge that lures players into a series of violent acts, ending with a suicide dare) which is spreading its tentacles in the State in a swift pace. As […]

Gangster Tito taken on 2-day remand in firing case

Cuttack: The Jagatpur police today took arrested gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito on two days remand in connection with firing on contractor Mohammad Tahir Ali Khan in Cuttack on March 28. The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court in Salepur allowed Jagatpur police to take Tito on remand. The gangster will be produced in […]

Odisha Crime Branch STF to grill LeT handler Habibur Rahman

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will leave for Delhi today to interrogate suspected handler of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Habibur Rahman. The team led by Crime Branch DIG Himanshu Lal will visit Delhi and seek permission from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz about Rahman’s links with […]

Gangster Tito's close aide Bapu Parida arrested

Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested Bapu Parida, another close aide of arrested gangster Sayed Usman Ali alias Tito on charges of extortion and issuing murder threats. The STF arrested Bapu after interrogating him for the second time today. With Bapu, the number of arrested associates of the notorious […]

Crime Branch raids gangster Tito's 'Kobra Manzil' in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: As part of its strategy to wipe out and analyse the entire ‘crime network’ of notorious gangster Tito aka Sayed Usman Ali, the Odisha Crime Branch on Friday conducted a massive raid on his residence ‘Kobra Manzil’ at Dilawarpur under Town police limits in Kendrapara. Earlier, Tito who is involved in several crimes was […]

Odisha Crime Branch brings reforms in investigation process

Bhubaneswar: To streamline police investigation, Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday issued an advisory and saying no to obsolete form of investigation to bring increase the conviction rates. In view of amendment of statutory provisions and dictums in judicial pronouncements, photography and videography play significant role in investigation of criminal cases, the advisory read. Hence statement […]

Press Club of India condemns Odisha Crime Branch's attempt to harass media

Bhubaneswar: The Press Club of India (PCI) has strongly criticized the attempt of the Odisha Crime Branch to harass journalists in the guise of investigation. A day after Crime Branch officials pressurised OTV representatives to reveal the source of a report in connection with the Kunduli gang rape and suicide case, PCI President Gautam Lahiri […]

Kunduli incident: Is Crime Branch making veiled attack on media?

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch which is yet to make any headway in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident seems to be deviating from its course of investigation and using pressure tactics on media by questioning and seeking information about its sources. On January 25, OTV telecasted a report of the State Forensic Science […]

Locky follows path of its predecessor WannaCry, IT Min says beware

Bhubaneswar: While the mastermind behind the WannaCry ransomware is still at large, malware Locky has taken over systems around the world. The virus, like its predecessor, encrypts data of computers, hacks website and demands money through bitcoins to restore the data. Meanwhile, IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera has asked to adopt the same preventive measures […]

Home ministry to take action against senior Odia IPS officer

Bhubaneswar: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha […]