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DGP appointment row: Police reforms in Odisha stand on shaky ground!

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 […]

Former DGP takes charge as Lokayukta member in Odisha

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 […]

Patkura Polls: BJD Seeks Special Security Arrangement, BJP Hits Back 

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the State ruling BJD today met the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Director General of Police (DGP) and demanded special security arrangement for smooth conduct of the Patkura election to be held tomorrow. Led by party MLA Pramila Mallick, a women delegation of BJD met CEO Surendra Kumar and DGP RP Sharma […]

DGP directs SPs, DCPs to take strict action against hooligans

Bhubaneswar: Stringent action will be taken against persons involved in damaging public property during rallies, processions and agitations, said a circular issued by DGP RP Sharma to SPs and DCPs on Friday. Acting as per a directive issued by the Supreme Court, the DGP’s circular stated, “When any act of violence results in damage to […]

Odisha DGP orders Crime Branch probe into Mahakalapada custodial death

Mahakalapada: Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma today ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of an accused in custody at Mahakalpada Police Station in Kendrapara. A DSP rank officer of the Crime Branch has been assigned the responsibility to investigate the matter, said police sources. As per latest reports, a two-member team […]

Child-theft rumours: Odisha Police issues advisory to check mob attacks

Cuttack: An advisory to check mob attacks on innocent people in several parts of the State over child-theft suspicion was issued by Odisha Police DG, RP Sharma today. Police have identified a few persons who are spreading the rumours on social media and stringent action will be taken against them, Sharma said. In a seven-point […]

Rising cases of child rape disturbing: Odisha DGP

Cuttack: Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha, RP Sharma today raised concerns over rising rapes of minor girls in the State. Addressing media persons at a presser at the police headquarters in Cuttack, Sharma said many cases of rape of minor girls were reported in April and this is quite a disturbing trend. “A directive […]

60th Senior Police Conference
Police has done wonderful job in tackling LWE: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police RP Sharma today congratulated the force in tackling left wing extremism in the state but said it needed to evolve new strategies as the problem continues. The problem (LWE) still exists and Odisha Police needs to evolve the strategies against the naxals, he said and asked police officers not […]

DGP reviews anti-Maoist operations in cut-off areas

Malkangiri: Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma on Thursday visited cut-off areas of Malkangiri district to review anti-Maoist operations. Along with Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General (ADG) Arun Kumar and other senior police officials, Sharma visited the Jodambo camp and discussed about strategies to counter Maoist menace. They also talked on deployment […]

Odisha DGP asks officials to act tough on 'mafias'

Bhubaneswar: Worried over rise in incidents of ‘organized crime’ in Odisha, Director General (DG) of Police, RP Sharma on Tuesday directed senior officials including Superintendents of Police to act tough on ‘mafias.’ Addressing the police officials through video-conferencing, Sharma instructed to launch special drives to curb operations of stone, sand & transport mafias in their […]

Economic development in naxal-hit areas among top priorities in 2018: DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police will chalk out a plan in 2018 to ensure economic development in Maoist-affected districts, apart from intensifying its offensive operations against the ultras, said DGP RP Sharma today. He further stated, “Not only we will deal with Maoists effectively but also become a partner in economic development in the naxal-affected areas.” […]

Odisha police to do away with manual registers at police stations

Bhubaneswar: Maintenance of manual registers including entry of station diaries will be done online in various police stations in Odisha from January, 2018, informed DGP RP Sharma on Friday. After reviewing the status of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, Sharma informed that at present 490 police stations are already equipped with […]

BSF ADG meets Odisha DGP, chalks out plan to curb Maoist menace in State

Bhubaneswar: A day after assessing the anti-Naxal movement in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district, BSF ADG Arun Kumar met Odisha DGP RP Sharma at Bhubaneswar camp office today. A detailed discussion on joint operations and future strategies to curb Maoist menace in the State was held between Kumar and Sharma. The BSF ADG […]

World Hockey League: Odisha DGP reviews security at Kalinga Stadium 

Bhubaneswar: With less than a month left for the World Hockey League (WHL) final scheduled to be held here from December 1, DGP RP Sharma today reviewed security arrangements at Kalinga Stadium, the venue for the league. The DGP reviewed the arrangements made at the entry and exit points and other development works of the […]

More forces to be deployed in Naxal-infested pockets: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Adequate deployment of security forces will be made and more camps will be set up as part of a comprehensive strategy to combat left wing extremists in Odisha, said Director General of Police RP Sharma. During his maiden visit to Naxal-infested Malkangiri district after assuming charge as DGP, Sharma today hinted of massive joint […]

DGP directs SPs to detain notorious criminals under NSA

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the festive season, DGP RP Sharma today directed the SPs to prepare a list of notorious criminals and detain them under the National Security Act (NSA) to prevent any unpleasant situation. Besides, the DGP asked police stations to keep a tight vigil on anti-social elements. “Under the NSA, a drive has been […]

Assailants in Chhatrapur Councillor Murder ‘identified’, says DGP

Berhampur: The miscreants involved in the brutal murder of Chhatrapur Councillor from ward no.6 Laxmidutta Pradhan have been ‘identified’, said Director General (DG) of Police, RP Sharma on Sunday. Moreover, it is suspected that Laximdutta was killed over ‘past enmity’ while detailed probe in connection with the incident is on, the DGP informed. “Three special […]

Blue Whale Challenge: DGP asks parents to keep abreast of Internet trends

Cuttack: With cases of death caused by online game ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ on the rise, DGP RP Sharma today reviewed the progress of probe in cases handled by the Crime Branch. Sharma also issued detailed guidelines for police as well as parents and teachers. The DGP also issued advisory to SPs and DCPs to check […]

UDAN scheme: Security survey of 5 airstrips in Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure adequate security arrangements at the five unreserved airstrips selected under Central government’s ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) scheme, Odisha government is set to conduct a survey of the airstrips soon, informed DGP RP Sharma today. A State level Coordination and Monitoring Committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP […]

Is Puri temple safe & secure: measures seem far from satisfactory

Puri: Despite being regarded as one of the sensitive and vital destinations that could be on ‘terrorists’ radar, the security measures at Puri Jagannath temple leave much to be desired. A reality check conducted by OTV found that though three metal detectors have been installed at the entry points, they are not functioning as power […]

The Damocles Sword over Odisha DGP post

Bhubaneswar: The trend of shunting out Director Generals (DG) of Police in untimely and unceremonious manner continues in Odisha with KB Singh too failing to continue in the top post till his superannuation. It is now almost a decade that not a single IPS officer after Gopal Nanda has been able to hold the top […]

RP Sharma replaces KB Singh as new DGP of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma has been appointed the new DGP of Odisha today. The former Commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack police Commissionerate and the current director of Vigilance department will replace KB Singh. Singh has been named as the chairman of OSRTC. Moreover, the current special DG (CID), Bijay […]

Vigilance launches hotline numbers to check corruption in rural housing

Cuttack: Stepping up its exercise against corruption in rural housing scheme, the vigilance department today launched dedicated telephone numbers to receive complaints directly from people regarding any bribery issues. People can directly contact the Vigilance directorate, Cuttack on 0671-2305988 and six of its regional offices including Bhubaneswar (0674-2397748), Berhampur (0680-2282300), Sambalpur (0663-2412115), Balasore (255005), Koraput […]

Confiscation of properties of corrupt officials to be given priority: Vigilance Special DG

Cuttack: In a significant decision to come down hard on corrupt officials, the Vigilance department on Thursday clearly apprised that its prime focus will be to confiscate all properties that are unaccounted or controversial in nature. At a press meet here, Director of Vigilance, Dr RP Sharma informed that the Vigilance department has been directed […]

Vigilance court to come up in Dhenkanal, Angul soon

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to set up two vigilance courts- one each at Dhenkanal and Angul district. Attending the valedictory programme of Vigilance Awareness Week here at Rabindra Mandap, Patnaik said his government has always been emphasising on a transparent governance system. “The government has been very keen on transparency in governance. […]