Tag: Police Commissioner

Satyajit Mohanty assumes charge as Twin City Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty today assumed charge as the Police Commissioner of the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. He was appointed the new Police Commissioner of the Commissionerate Police on July 28. “My efforts will be to provide quality service to people and win their trust. In view of this, we will strengthen […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Police-managed prepaid taxi service launched at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: In a unique initiative, passengers arriving at Terminal-1 of the Biju Patnaik International Airport can now book prepaid taxis without the tantrums of cab drivers. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today inaugurated the prepaid taxi counter which will be jointly-managed by the Commissionerate police, Airport Taxi Association and Bhubaneswar airport. As per reports, the initiative […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Satyajit Mohanty appointed Twin City Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in senior police cadres, the Odisha government today appointed Satyajit Mohanty as the new commissioner of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate. A 1988 batch- IPS officer, Mohanty, who is now serving as the Additional DGP (Provisioning) will now replace YB Khurania as the new police commissioner of Twin City. Outgoing commissioner, Khurania, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
618 NBWs executed within 7 days by Commissionerate Police

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police disposed of a whopping 618 non-bailable warrants issued against several criminals within seven days in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Sources said the special drive was launched from June 17 to June 24 while 72 habitual offenders and criminals were also booked under 110 CrPC. Keeping in view the success, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Security tightened ahead of Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: Senior officials of Commissionerate Police are now busy in making elaborate security arrangements for the Budget Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) starting tomorrow. A three-tier security cordon has been put in place for the budget session of the Assembly, informed Police Commissioner YB Khurania after reviewing the arrangements on Monday. “An inner […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJP supporters barge into Pandian's official residence, ransack flower pots, vehicles

Bhubaneswar: The official quarters of VK Pandian, the private secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was allegedly ransacked by BJP supporters here on Saturday. Over 30 BJP supporters waving party flag stormed into Pandian’s residence and allegedly ransacked flower pots and few vehicles parked inside the premises. Alleging ‘favouritism’ to a particular party by […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Viral obscene videos: Voyeurism trend alarming, says Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Be it Baripada, Keonjhar or even Bhubaneswar, there has been a spurt in incidents of obscene videos being circulated on various social media platforms to defame girls. Three such incidents in the past one week have now become a matter of concern. Social activists have demanded stringent action against those circulating such videos on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Utkal University to reopen tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Utkal University, which remained closed for around 20 days following students’ unrest, will reopen for the students as the authorities have decided to lift sine die tomorrow. A notification in this connection was issued today after a meeting with police. The notification said, “Entry into the university premises and hostels will be allowed […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
James Bond-like chase fetches student a pat from Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: After OTV reported the feat of an IIT Bhubaneswar PhD scholar who was able to trace a thief who had stolen his mobile, Police Commissioner YB Khurania invited him to his office and congratulated him. The PhD scholar Asutosh Acharya of IIT Bhubaneswar after meeting Khurania said, “Sir has a very positive attitude, he […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Odia IPS officer Amulya Patnaik in race for Delhi Police chief's post

New Delhi: Odia IPS offier Amulya Patnaik is being tipped as the next police commissioner of New Delhi. Patnaik, a UP-cadre IPS, is currently the special commissioner of New Delhi. Senior IPS officers Deepak Mishra and Dharmendra Kumar are also in the race to be chosen as the commissioner of the national capital. The commissioner […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Barabati ODI: Security for teams beefed up in twin city

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police have made elaborate security arrangements for the players of India and England who will arrive in the capital city tomorrow to play the second one day international match at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 19. A mock drill was held today from the Biju Patnaik International Airport to Hotel Mayfair […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Special drive to curb drug peddling, illegal firearms trade in capital city: CP

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police would launch a special drive to curb drug peddling and illegal firearms trade in the state capital. Apart from this emphasis would be given traffic control and protection to women and senior citizens, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania today. Giving a detailed account of the annual crime rate in the twin […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Countdown for Babarati ODI begins

Cuttack: Countdown for the much-awaited One Day International match between India and England scheduled at Barabati Stadium in the Millennium city on January 19 has begun. Talking about the preparations for the match, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Odisha Cricket Association, Bidyut Kumar Nayak said the ground has been made ready for net practice […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Ind vs Eng ODI: Commissionerate Police to hold preparatory meeting today

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure full security to players and smooth conduct of India vs England ODI match scheduled on January 19 at Barabati Stadium, the Commissionerate Police will hold a meeting at the Police Commissioner’s office here today to discuss in details about the preparations. Senior officials of the Commissionerate Police, Odisha Cricket […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
CP under no pressure in Rishi death case: Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Stung by criticism from all quarters for their tardy and slipshod investigation into the much-talked about case relating to the death of Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, an engineering student, with the alleged involvement of BMC Mayor Anant Naryan Jena, the Commissionerate Police today said they are under no pressure in conducting investigation into the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Thousands participate in OTV Mini Marathon

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of enthusiastic people from different sections of the society irrespective of age and gender ran for the  OTV Mini Marathon – Run towards life organised by the Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) today here on occasion of the World AIDS Day. Students, youth, sportsperson, cine stars and politicians reached the KIIT Stadium at an […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
6 injured in beard knife attack by 3 bike-borne youths

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped the Capital city on Sunday evening when three youths riding a black Pulsar bike attacked six people with a beard knife on Baramunda-Siripur road here. Eyewitnesses said the three youths riding the black Pulser without registration number attacked the six people in the beard knife injuring them on face, hand and neck. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
‘Had Katju dared to joke on other societies, scene would have been different’

Bhubaneswar: Criticism poured in from all quarters of the society today over the Facebook post of former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Odias. Describing the situation to be ‘different’ had Justice Katju made comments on people of other States like the one on Odias, former Police Commissioner of Mumbai Arup Patnaik said, “The […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Looters wanted in 4 states involved in UCO Bank dacoity: Khurania

Bhubaneswar: A gang of inter-state dacoits, who are most-wanted in five eastern states of the country, are involved in the loot at the UCO Bank’s Bapuji Nagar branch here on September 28, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania today. Talking to media persons, Khurania said, “We have got substantial lead in the UCO Bank dacoity case. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Photos with fraudsters: Police commissioner says 5 cops under scanner

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Police Commissioner Yogesh Bahadur Khurania today said five police Inspectors will be brought under the purview of investigation following circulation of their photos with two fraudsters who are presently lodged in Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar. Talking to media persons here, Khurania said, “At this stage it would be premature to say anything on the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Patu’s escape: Khandagiri ASI among 6 cops suspended

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Bhubaneswar Satyabrata Bhoi has suspended six police personnel, including Khandagiri police station Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Gourahari Mallick, holding them prima facie guilty of negligence leading to the escape of dreaded criminal Shajan alias Patu from the SCB hospital in Cuttack yesterday. This was announced by Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania here on Sunday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Bhubaneswar DCP to probe escape of 'Patu' from SCB

Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania on Saturday ordered Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi to inquire into the escape of Shajan alias Patu from police custody while undergoing treatment at SCB hospital in Cuttack

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
2019 polls will be challenging for Commissionerate Police: Satyajit Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming general elections will certainly be challenging for Commissionerate police in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, said Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Mohanty asserted that the year 2018 was a good learning experience for Commissionerate Police as it successfully hosted mega events including the Odisha Hockey […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
BJP moves CEO, demands action against Odisha DG & Special DG Intelligence

Bhubaneswar: Alleging violation of the model code of conduct, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha and demanded stern action against Odisha DGP RP Sharma and Special DG of Police, Intelligence, Sunil Roy. A panel of the State BJP led by party vice president, Samir Mohanty on Tuesday […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Cops admit 'mistake' over youth's arrest in Cuttack

Cuttack- After facing embarrassment for arresting a youth in Cuttack on false charges, Commissionerate Police today admitted its mistake. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty clarified that the youth Chandan Moharana was innocent and was mistakenly booked in a case. This was revealed after re- investigation was carried out by senior officials following directions from DCP Cuttack. […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Bhubaneswar man arrested for thrashing, tonsuring daughter's molester

Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested a man for taking law in to his own hands by manhandling & tonsuring a teacher who allegedly molested his daughter a couple of days back in Mancheswar area of Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the man along with several other persons thrashed the accused teacher on charges of harassment. The mob […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Extortion gang busted in Bhubaneswar; 6 arrested

Bhubaneswar: Saheed Nagar police on Tuesday busted an extortion gang in the capital city and arrested six members of the gang. As per reports, the extortionists were involved in the Tankapani Road firing incident, where a security guard deployed outside the office of Khatta-Meetha catering service had sustained bullet injuries after two unidentified miscreants opened […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Odisha's J K Tripathy appointed Tamil Nadu Director General of Police

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Jalad Kumar Tripathy was today appointed Director General of Police (DGP) and Head of Police Force in Tamil Nadu. As per reports, Tripathy will take charge on July 1, 2019. The Tamil Nadu government appointed Tripathy in place of T.K. Rajendran. Tripathy, a 1985 batch IAS officer, had completed his education at Jawaharlal […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Brown Sugar Menace: 54 Arrested In 10 Days In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its drive against brown sugar smuggling, the Commissionerate police has registered 36 cases and arrested 54 persons in last 10 days. Besides, 224 grams of brown sugar, 54 kgs of ganja and more than one lakh rupees were seized by the cops. Several vehicles including cars and bikes were also seized during this […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
'Psycho killer' in Cuttack: Special teams formed, no reason to panic, says Police

Bhubaneswar: The ‘psycho killer’ suspected to be behind the three brutal murders in a gap of 48 hours in Cuttack still remains to be at large spreading terror in the minds of people in the millennium city, especially among the destitute and others sleeping on footpath. Even though the cops are still clueless about the […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Will Commissioner designate Sarangi synchronise 'tech' into policing to curb rise in crimes?

Bhubaneswar: The appointment of senior IPS Sudhanshu Sarangi as new Twin city Commissioner could be a coincidence. Only a fortnight ago, the Silver city was rocked by serial killings and cops attributed it to whodunit of a ‘psychopath’, which had an uncanny semblance with the  ‘Stoneman’ killings of Berhampur in 1999-2000. In fact, the man […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Complaint Filed Against Twin City Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Odisha President of Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA), Sasanka Sekhar Sahu on Saturday lodged a complaint leveling misbehavior allegations against Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Twin City Police Commissioner (CP), Sudhanshu Sarangi. Lodging a complaint at Capital Police Station against the CP, Sahu said that he had gone to meet Sarangi on October 21 to hold discussions with him […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Police Commissioner Throws Open Twitter Platform To Masses, Says 'Ask Your CP' Anything

Bhubaneswar: At a time when police action or inaction is frequently being questioned and the cops are shying away from responding, Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi has come up with a novel concept of facing it all. He has made his twitter handle open to all users for questioning him. Time and again, Sarangi […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Lucknow, Noida Switch To Police Commissioner System

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday switched to the commissionerate system of policing for Lucknow and Noida, giving magisterial powers to the top cops in both cities. State capital Lucknow and UP’s economic capital Noida will now have an additional director general-level officer as police commissioner, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told reporters after chairing […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Ambulance In Traffic Tragedy: New Route From Xavier Square To Ease Traffic, Says CP

Bhubaneswar: To streamline the traffic in Bhubaneswar, a new road will be thrown open for public from Xavier Square soon, informed Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi on Saturday. According to Sarangi, the new road will connect Xavier with Patia and is likely to be opened for public by February 17 or 18. The entire stretch of […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack continue to be under lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday said lockdown restrictions will continue in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to contain the spread of COVID-19. Chief secretary Asit Tripathy informed that the twin cities continue to be under lockdown restrictions. Also Read: COVID-19 Lockdown Blow: Unemployment Rate In Odisha Zooms To 4-Yr High In March! […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
No Durga Idol To Be Over 4 Feet In Cuttack: Sudhanshu Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissioner of Police Sudhanshu Sarangi said that permission will not be granted to any puja committee to construct idols of Goddess Durga more than four feet high in the puja Mandap. The decision was taken in pursuance of an Orissa High Court order, issued on Wednesday, after many puja committees in […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Accused Cops Under Investigation, Says Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The accused police personnel in the minor girl gang rape case are under investigation, informed Twin City Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi on Thursday. Speaking to the media, Sarangi added that the probe is on and the police will take action based on the truth and evidence. “We are not in a position to divulge […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Bhubaneswar Blast: DNA Test Of Recovered Human Body Parts Soon; 1 Person Still Missing, Says Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: At least one person has died while another person is still ‘missing’ in yesterday’s massive blast at a fuel filling station in Bhubaneswar, informed Twin City Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi on Thursday. While talking to reports, Sarangi informed that preliminary investigation indicates that at least four persons were working at the mishap site. “So […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
‘No To Extortion’, Commissionerate Police Launches Special Campaign Against Gangsters

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the festive season, the Commissionerate Police on Friday decided to act tough on gangsters and rowdies who harass people and extort money by terrorising them. Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi today informed that a special campaign, “No To Extortion” has been launched in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The police will […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021