The Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha, Sunil Bansal, visited Koraput on Monday to take stock of the Maoist situation in the southern Odisha district and review the security arrangements for the urban body polls scheduled to be held on March 24.
In a memorandum to DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal, the BJP alleged that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) resorts to violence and creates tension to influence voters whenever elections come.
Senior IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal on Friday took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha.
Prior to moving to the Centre, Bansal had held the post of additional SP Dhenkanal, Talcher SDPO and additional SP Sambalpur. He was also Mayurbhanj SP and Vigilance SP at Sambalpur.
The DGP also harped on preparing strategies to maintain law and order situations in the State along with bringing down organised crime.
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The Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, Abhay visited Malkangiri on Wednesday close on the heels of a successful anti-Maoist operation that saw elimination of three ultras including one woman cadre of the banned outfit, Communist Party of India (Maoist).
The long-overdue bypoll to Pipili Assembly Constituency will be held on September 30 while the counting of votes will take place on October 3.
Debashish Sethy and Sudhir Kumar Tudu, who sacrificed their lives during an anti-Maoist operation in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, have been chosen for the prestigious Shaurya Chakra.
While reviewing the preparedness for the impending Cyclone Yaas, the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police, Abhay on Sunday said that the police force in the coastal districts have been put on high alert to deal with any eventuality that might arise due to the possible Cyclone Yaas
Cuttack: In the wake of the recent ‘political murders’ in the district, leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday turned up the heat on the ruling-BJD and State Police demanding immediate arrest of Mahanga MLA and Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena, who is among the 13 accused named in the FIR registered in connection […]
Bhubaneswar: Lok Sabha member Aparajita Sarangi on Friday expressed concern over instances of political violence in Odisha and apprehended that the State may witness West Bengal like scenario in coming days. In a letter to Odisha DGP, the Bhubaneswar MP said the instances of political violence, especially against Bharatiya Janata Party workers have seen upward […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as questions are being raised over the conspicuous silence of the Odisha Police over the involvement of some of its own personnel in the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar, Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday categorically stated that the police action will be based on the evidence […]
Cuttack: The Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Tuesday held review meeting with senior police officials of the State over several crucial issues. The virtual meeting that was held in the State Police Headquarters in Cuttack from 3pm to 6pm saw the DGP discuss various issues with all the Superintendents of Police, Railways SPs […]
Cuttack: The Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Wednesday appeared before the Orissa High Court via video conferencing in connection with the Bhubaneswar minor ‘gang rape’ case. According to sources, though the DGP submitted an affidavit and status report on the investigation into the case, the court expressed its displeasure over the progress […]
Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Director General Of Police (DGP) SK Chatterjee passed away following pro-longed illness in Delhi late on Saturday night. DGP Abhay informed the demise of his predecessor through tweet. The DGP expressed his heartfelt condolences over the death of Chatterjee. A former IPS officer of 1966 batch, Chatterjee served as head of the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police is extensively relying on satellite mapping data shared by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in identifying areas where Ganja (Dry Cannabis) is cultivated on a large-scale basis in the State, said Odisha DGP Abhay on Tuesday. According to Abhay, for the last couple of years Odisha Police have been using […]
Balasore: Odisha DGP Abhay on Saturday suspended Dhaneswar Sahu, the Inspector-In-Charge of Jaleswar Police Station on the charges of gross misconduct. The move comes a day after an audio clip purportedly of the concerned police official allegedly threatening brother of a drugs peddler for money went viral on social media. A report in this connection […]
Bhubaneswar: Director General of Odisha Police on Thursday ordered the State Crime Branch to take over the investigation in connection with the death of motivational speaker and human rights activist Aditya Dash. “I have ordered Crime Branch to take Charge of investigation of BBSR GRPS case no 81/20 relating to death of social activist Sri […]
Bhubaneswar: Appreciating the dedication and commitment of 95 police personnel who have resumed duty immediately after recovering from the novel coronavirus disease, Odisha Police DG today decided to issue a ‘Special Appreciation’ to them as a mark of respect. In a letter to all the heads of police establishment, DGP Abhay mentioned that many police […]
Bhubaneswar: Marriages can wait but not the call of duty against coronavirus pandemic. At the time when policemen are playing a vital role, two women police personnel in Sundergarh district of Odisha have decided to postpone their weddings so that they do not shirk from their professional commitment. Home guard Tilotama Meher’s wedding was scheduled […]
Bhubaneswar: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked law enforcers to take stern action against people involved in domestic violence, Odisha Police on Tuesday said complainants need not go to police stations for lodging FIRs during the lockdown period. The police will reach the complainant upon receiving a call and also lodge an FIR, if […]
Bhubaneswar: Hailing the mechanism of Odisha police, senior IPS officer Abhay who took charge as the Head of Odisha Police Force at the State Police headquarters in Cuttack today, stressed on increasing the efficiency in implementation of Mo Sarkar and 5T model for better policing apart from improving standard of investigation process. The 1986-batch IPS officer of […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Abhay on Monday assumed office as the Director General of Police (DGP) and head of police force in Odisha. He took charge from Satyajit Mohanty, who was heading the State police as the interim DGP, this evening during a special function organised at Police Headquarters in Cuttack. A 1986 batch IPS […]
New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Abhay will assume charge as Director-General of Police (DGP) of Odisha on Monday. He will take charge from Satyajit Mohanty, who is currently heading the State police as the interim DGP. Abhay was on Friday sent back to his cadre Odisha, a Personnel Ministry order said. The Appointments Committee of […]
Bhubaneswar: How shaky the police reforms are in Odisha was to the fore, when the State government in complete violation of the apex court directions went ahead in appointing acting or incharge DGP in August this year. The country’s apex court in its landmark ruling last year had directed states/UTs not to appoint acting or […]
Bhubaneswar: Following the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Bijay Kumar Sharma on Saturday said adequate steps have been taken to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state. “Adequate forces have been deployed in every sensitive district of the state. Superintendents of Police […]
Bhubaneswar: The Director-General of Police B K Sharma on Tuesday inaugurated the e-office initiative of five Odisha armed police battalions and unveiled the logo of four other battalions. The DGP told the commandants of the armed police battalions to guide armed personnel to maintain discipline. “Rise to the expectations of common people and guide the […]
Bolangir: Greed can lead to disastrous consequences and often one has to pay a high price for it. Following a report by OTV about a video purportedly showing a havildar taking bribe from a truck driver in Bolangir, the concerned cop was suspended from duty immediately. As per reports, the havildar Sankirtan Putel of Kantabanji […]
Bhubaneswar: As part of a State-wide campaign ahead of the roll out of ambitious ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative on October 2, Odisha Police turned heat on touts and middlemen (dalals) exploiting poor & vulnerable patients in several hospitals across the State. As per official sources, as many as 31 middlemen have been arrested in a major […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police B K Sharma Wednesday said adopting scientific and technical methods of investigation is the need of the hour. The DGP said this while inaugurating the 67th edition of Odisha Police Duty Meet, 2019 at Cuttack. “The traditional method of investigation has become obsolete and outdated in the present day […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police B K Sharma on Wednesday asked the superintendents of seven coastal districts to pay special attention to the functioning of the marine police stations. Sharma reviewed coastal security in the state with SPs of seven coastal districts – Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam and Berhampur – through video […]
Bhubaneswar: A police officer in Odisha was dismissed from service on Friday for remaining absent from duty without notice for more than five years. Besides unauthorised absenteeism, Inspector Prafulla Kumar Sahu was dismissed by Odisha Director General of Police BK Sharma on the grounds of gross misconduct, dereliction of duty and disobedience of orders. Sahu […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police on Friday asked educational institutions where Kashmiri students are studying to ensure their safety and security. Director General of Police (DGP) B K Sharma issued such a direction while reviewing law and order situation in the state, an official said. Sharma has categorically said that though there is no such threat to […]
Bhubaneswar: Hours after handing over the charge of Odisha director general of police (DGP) to his batchmate B K Sharma in Cuttack, IPS officer R P Sharma on Thursday joined Lokayukta as its non-judicial member. Sharma, who was also the director of the vigilance wing of Odisha Police, said he would continue his fight against […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Bijay Kumar Sharma today stressed upon the use of modern technologies for better policing as his topmost priority apart from ensuring overall improvement in police station functioning. Taking over as the Head of Police Force in Odisha from the outgoing DGP RP Sharma at the State Police headquarters, the 1986-batch IPS […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Bijay Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Head of Police Force in Odisha. Sharma, who is currently the chief of Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence, will assume the full additional charge as the Director General of Police from tomorrow. His new appointment comes shortly after Odisha Governor Ganeshi […]
Bhubaneswar: With the Lokayukta selection panel proposing name of Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma for membership of Lokayukta, the State’s top anti-corruption watchdog, speculations have now begun over change of guard in the top post of Odisha police. According to experts, if such a proposal comes into effect, it will be the first […]
Puri: In order to thwart any security threat to the car fest, the State police has given final touches to its security blue print for the fest today. The pilgrim city will be put under 24X7 CCTV surveillance, and every details will be monitored at a special control room here. “The entire city will remain […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has urged the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to train Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel of the state to detect and defuse bombs, officials said. Odisha Director General of Police R P Sharma came up with the suggestion during the first quarterly meeting of the state level security committee for the railways […]