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Tag: Police

Gangster Hyder Encounter In Odisha
Hyder Encounter: Gory End To A Violent Life

Gangster Hyder was presumably escaping armed with the AK 47 Rifle. In that case, his posterior would have been hit, not anterior. Police will have to do a lot of explaining why he was hit on the chest.

Ganja smuggling
Police Unearth Root In Ganja Smuggling Link Between Odisha & Nagpur

Koraput: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Nagpur and Jeypore Sadar police from Odisha have made a breakthrough after unearthing the source in intra-State ganja smuggling racket. The joint squad had arrested one KhagapatiPangi from Kalguda village under Jeypore Sadar police limits on Saturday following an investigation into the inter-state smuggling. “Earlier on December 7, the […]

Odisha: A Case Of ‘Fence Eating Crops’ At Balasore Hospital

Balasore: Police personnel who are supposed to stick to government rules and protect lives and properties of people have been touted as thieves. Such bizarre allegations have been reported from the district headquarters hospital in Balasore. Two police constables on-duty on the premises of the hospital allegedly lifted some mobile phones belonging to patients’ attendants […]

Bombs Hurled At Police In Athagarh, Constable Injured

Cuttack: A constable sustained multiple injuries after unidentified miscreants hurled crude-bombs at police team at Dalabhaga village under Khuntuni police limits of Athagarh block in Cuttack district. The incident occurred when the work for laying of electric wires through a transmission tower was underway to facilitate power supply to a cement factory. It is alleged […]

Odisha Brown Sugar Bangladesh Link
Suspected Police-Mafia Nexus Behind Brown Sugar Trade In Odisha!

Balasore: While on many occasions an alleged nexus between police and drug mafia has put the former in a fix in Odisha, the recent arrest of a Bangladeshi resident staying at Balasore jail barrack under the custody of police, who was found in possession of the contraband item has once again hinted at police-mafia deep links. […]

Senior Woman Officer Mastermind Of Cuttack Finance Firm Loot, Say Police

Cuttack: Startling details continue to shed new light on the sensational daylight loot at a private finance company in Cuttack with a senior police official on Wednesday claiming that a woman officer of the firm itself is the mastermind behind the crime. According to the senior cop, the woman, who holds an important position at […]

Bindusagar Bhubaneswar
Tension In Bhubaneswar Old Town After Ban On Pinda Dana, Paya Sraddha Rituals At Bindusagar

Bhubaneswar: Tension gripped the Old Town area in Bhubaneswar after several devotees staged an impromptu agitation protesting the decision of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ban the rituals of ‘Paya Sraddha’ & ‘Pinda Dana’ at the Bindusagar Lake and near Lingaraj Temple in the city today. Two platoons of police force was rushed in […]

Police  Exchange Fire With Maoists On Odisha-Andhra Pradesh Border
Malkangiri: Police Exchange Fire With Maoists On Odisha-Andhra Pradesh Border

Malkangiri: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and CPI (Maoist) at Jumdang area in Malkangiri district on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border on Tuesday morning. Acting on a tip-off about the camps of the Naxals in Jumdang, the police launched a search operation in the area last night. Police sources said the members […]

OTV Story-1
OTV Submits Internal Committee Findings To Police On Gang Rape allegations

Bhubaneswar: An internal committee of OTV on Tuesday submitted its findings to the police on the gang rape allegations levelled by a woman against some employees of the organisation. Prima facie, the committee found that the allegations lacked truth and smacked of and intention to blackmail OTV authorities for pecuniary gains. A special team of […]

Woman Gang Raped In Odisha
Odisha: Lady Police ASI Alleges Rape By Colleague!

Berhampur: Levelling accusations of rape against a colleague, a lady Assistant Sub-Inspector in Odisha has now moved the Director General of Police (DGP) camp seeking justice. The victim alleged that the accused, who is also a sub-inspector, established physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage. The woman has lodged a complaint with Kandhamal […]

Rourkela covid containment
Rourkela: Mahatab Road Residents Clash With Police Demanding Decontainment Of COVID Zones

Rourkela: Palpable tension prevailed at the Steel city today after a scuffle broke out between locals and police personnel in Rourkela reportedly over demands to lift the containment orders imposed in several areas. On April 26, the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) had marked some areas of the city as containment and buffer zones after detection […]

'Raped' Police Canteen Worker In Odisha, Dies

Malkangiri: A woman working at a police canteen in Malkangiri died on Monday, four days after she was admitted to the hospital with critical injuries. The woman’s husband, who reportedly found her in critical condition on May 7 and later admitted her to Malkangiri hospital, alleged that she was raped. The woman was admitted for […]

Cop Dragged On Car Bonnet In Jalandhar, Driver Held

Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed […]

Coronavirus guidelines
Back To Square One! Despite Lockdown For Coronavirus, Social Distancing Norms Up In Smoke In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: A day after the pan-India Janta Curfew and the implementation of lockdown in major cities of Odisha received massive support with people staying indoors as a precautionary measure to fight the spread of novel-Coronavirus, people in the State capital and several other locked-down parts of Odisha were seen blatantly flouting the social distancing norms […]

Video Of Purported Police Brutality Inside Library Not Released By Jamia Millia Islamia: University

New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday clarified that it has not released the new video which is circulating on social media showing some men in paramilitary and police personnel uniform beating up students in the university’s library on December 15. The 48-second video, which appears to be a CCTV footage, purportedly shows some […]

Crime Branch Releases Advisory Warning On Illegal Money Circulation Schemes

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing(EOW) of Crime Branch, Odisha Police has released an advisory warning about the illegal money circulation schemes run by a private company. In the advisory, people have been warned about the fraud schemes of Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Private Limited, a franchisee of Hong Kong-based Q-Net Group of companies’, which lures […]

Attack on Sikh Man
Column: Image of Police Takes A Beating

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The attack on a Sikh businessman in the city a few days ago in the presence of policemen manning a PCR van that had arrived following his SOS call has not done any good to the image of the men in khaki. In fact, the incident, which has since acquired a […]

Lady Cop In Odisha Suspended For Demanding Bribe

Khurda: A Lady Sub-Inspector (SI) of Begunia Police Station in Khurda, Sujata Palei was suspended today on charges of demanding bribe from the mother of an accused. As per reports, there was a complaint two days back that some people tied two youths to a pole and thrashed them for allegedly passing lewd comments to […]

Proxy-Drivers Taking Driving Licence Test For Others In Odisha Fined Rs 55,000

Sundergarh: As many as five persons were caught while they were taking the driving license test as proxy drivers for others in Sundergarh district. As per reports, four persons were slapped with Rs 55,000 fine by the Motor Vehicle Inspector while another person was booked and forwarded to court for arriving at the driving license […]

DEO Arrested A Month After Recovery Of Teacher’s Body From His Residence 

Koraput: Almost a month after a teacher was found hanging in the official quarter of district education officer (DEO) in Koraput, a special squad of police have arrested the DEO Pramod Panda from Cuttack in connection with the case. Earlier, two persons were arrested by Koraput police over the incident. On December 8, Chittaranjan, a […]

Column: The ‘Glorious Isolation’ Of Our Intelligentsia

When was the last time one saw our intelligentsia out on the street on an issue – any issue? Or, at the very least, issue a statement or sign a petition on an issue – any issue? As one watched students, academics, writers, artists (even of the cinema variety) civil society members and others across […]

Minor Girl Gang Raped In Odisha, Minor Boy Among Three Held

Kandhamal: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped by three persons in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, a police officer said on Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by the girl, all three accused including a minor boy, were apprehended in the case and produced before a local court, which remanded two of them in 14-day judicial […]

Nabarangpur gang rape victim's last rites performed

Nabarangpur: The last rites of the girl allegedly gang raped and murdered in Nabarangpur was performed today in the presence of district sub-collector, Kodinga tehsildar and family members of the victim. As per reports, sub-collector Bhaskar Raita lent a shoulder to the mortal remains of the victim while it was being carried to the cremation […]

OTV Exclusive: Rampant Flesh Trade In Odisha Exposed 

Balasore: Amidst rise in footfall in tourism season, a sting operation has exposed rampant flesh trade in several areas of Balasore district raising questions over the role of police in the matter. As per the exclusive report by OTV, several sex rackets involving pimps and girls especially from West Bengal have been found running in hotels and […]

Minor Girl 'Raped' In Bhadrak, Accused Arrested

Bhadrak: Adding to unabated rise in sexual harassment cases against women and girls in Odisha, a minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Keshpur village under Rambila panchayat of Bhadrak. The accused was arrested by the police today after the matter came to the fore. According to reports, the survivor who belongs to […]