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Tag: Special Investigation Team

Pari Murder Case: SIT Conducts Polygraph Test Of Nayagarh Youth Saroj Sethi's Family Members

Bhubaneswar: Saroj Sethi, who kicked off a major controversy by making cash for crime allegations against SIT chief Arun Bothra in the sensational ‘Pari’ rape and murder case, continued to be interrogated while the investigating agency has reportedly conducted polygraph test of his family members. Sethi’s family members including his mother and sister today informed […]

Pari Murder Case: Cash For Crime Allegations Against Bothra Baseless, Says Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha police on Friday sought to term the accusations made by a youth that he had been offered Rs. 5 lakh by SIT chief Arun Bothra to own up the alleged kidnapping, rape and murder of 5-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’, as ‘baseless’. The police clarification came a day after Saroj Sethi, a resident […]

orissa high court
Pari Murder Case: HC Raps SIT, ‘No Substantial Progress To Nab The Real Culprit’

Bhubaneswar: There has been no substantial progress in the on-going investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to nab the ‘real culprit’ involved in the alleged rape and brutal murder of the five-year-old girl from Nayagarh district, observed the Orissa High Court on Thursday. The Court’s observation came following the submission of a status report […]

Odisha: Tainted IFS Officer Abhay Pathak & Son Granted Bail As Vigilance Fails To Submit Chargesheet
Vigilance Detects Rs 14.77 Crore In Bank Accounts Of Akash, Son Of IFS Abhay Pathak

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday unearthed vital information regarding deposit of Rs 14.77 crore in the bank accounts of Akash, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak who was earlier arrested in a disproportionate assets case. “Analysis of statements of three bank accounts Akash Pathak in Bhubaneswar and Pune showed cash […]

'Pari' Murder Case: SIT Reaches Nayagarh To Initiate Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which has been constituted following  massive outcry across State to probe the ghastly ‘Pari’ kidnapping and murder case visited Jadupur, the native village of the victim in Nayagarh district on Tuesday to begin the investigation. The SIT led by senior IPS officer Arun Bothra will hold discussions with Nayagarh […]

Pari Murder Case: Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday selected senior IPS officer Arun Bothra to head a special investigation team (SIT) which has been formed to investigate the alleged kidnapping and murder of Pari, a five-year-old girl whose body had been found days after she went missing while playing near her house in a village in Nayagarh […]

Sushant Singh Death Case: CBI Interrogates Rhea's Father

Mumbai: Indrajit Chakraborty, father of actor Rhea Chakraborty, on Wednesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning. Besides Indrajit, Sushant’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani also arrived for questioning. According to CBI sources, Indrajit and Pithani came separately at the DRDO guest house, where the CBI’s SIT has been staying […]

Punjab Govt Sets Up Two SITs To Probe Hooch Tragedy

Chandigarh: Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday ordered the constitution of two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to fast-track investigations into all five FIRs registered with regard to the hooch tragedy that claimed over 100 lives in the state last week. While DIG (Ferozepur Range) Hardial Singh Mann will head the SIT for investigating FIRs registered […]

Orissa HC Directs SIT Probe Into Kunduli Gang Rape Case

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to launch probe into the 2017 gang rape and suicide of a minor girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district. Informing about the development, victim’s advocate Shreeji Bhavsar on Monday stated that the SIT will comprise three senior police officers of […]

Honey-Trap Case: SIT Creates e-Mail To Collect Information

Indore/Bhopal: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the honey-trap case in Madhya Pradesh has created an e-mail ID to receive complaints about such incidents from anywhere in the state. The SIT is moving strategically and its chief Additional Director General of Police Sanjeev Shami also reached Indore on Wednesday night. He said it’s a serious […]

Chinmayanand Confesses To Crime, SIT Doesn't Book Him For Rape

Shahjahanpur: “Main sharminda hoon,” is what Chinmayanand told the Special Investigation Team during investigations. Naveen Arora, who has been heading the SIT team, told reporters that during the course of investigation that as they unraveled the case, Chinmayanand admitted to his actions and said, “Mujhse aur kuchh mat puchhiye”. The SIT has not charged Chinmayanand […]

Orissa High Court
Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide: HC Asks Odisha Govt To Complete Probe In 4 Weeks

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident in Koraput, Orissa High Court Friday directed the State government to complete the probe and submit its report within four weeks. Hearing a petition filed by senior BJP leader Kharbela Swain, the top court of Odisha also suggested the State government to constitute […]

Black money use rampant during elections; Rs 3800 cr cash seized: SIT

Cuttack: The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money, which held a meeting in Cuttack on Tuesday, informed that use of black money was rampant during elections and there needs to be a change in law to curb such economic offence. The meeting was chaired by vice-chairman of SIT, Justice Arijit Pasayat […]

CBI grills ex-Kolkata top cop for over 4 hours in Saradha case

Kolkata: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was on Friday grilled by the CBI for over four hours the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, a CBI official said. Kumar, who headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police department that initially probed the scam, reached the Central agency’s Kolkata Office at the CGO […]

Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar finally appears before CB

Kolkata: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Friday appeared before the CBI officials here in relation to the Saradha Chit Fund scam. He has been summoned multiple times by the Central Bureau of Investigation in recent weeks but failed to appear as he said he was on leave. Kumar, who headed the Special Investigation Team […]

Curfew continues for third day in J&K's Bhaderwah

Jammu: Curfew continued without any relaxation for the third day in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhaderwah town in Doda district on Saturday. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after the body of a local, identified as Nayeem Shah, was recovered by the police. “Curfew continued for the third day in Bhaderwah town. There is improvement in the […]

SIT to probe 1984 Kanpur riots, cases to be reviewed

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 Sikh riots in Kanpur, in the aftermath of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, an official said on Wednesday. The SIT headed by former Director General of Police (DGP) Atul has been tasked with “threadbare investigation” of cases […]

SIT to probe seizure of black money from Maoists: Arijit Pasayat

Cuttack: A huge amount black money has been seized from Maoists leaders in different parts of the country, informed Justice Arijit Pasayat, vice-chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money. A detailed probe will be launched in connection with seizure of the black money from Maoists, said Pasayat after a high-level […]

Punjilal Meher
Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher's bail plea rejected

Bolangir: Additional District and Sessions Court of Bolangir, on Friday, rejected the bail application of Punjilal Meher, the prime accused in Patnagarh wedding gift blast case in which two persons including newly-wed Soumya Sekhar Sahu was killed on February 23. The Court had yesterday reserved the verdict after completion of the hearing on Punjilal’s bail […]

Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher undergoes TI parade

Bolangir: It seems that Crime Branch is not leaving any stones unturned to secure conviction of Punjilal Meher, the mastermind of Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion that left two persons including newlywed Soumyasekhar Sahu dead in February. The owner and the staff of the concerned courier agency through which the killer parcel was sent, have identified […]

Parcel bomb
Wedding gift blast: Devastated bride likely to get discharged from SCB today

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Newly-wed Reema Rani Sahu, the survivor in the wedding gift blast in which her husband Soumyasekhar Sahu and his grandmother were killed is likely to get discharged from the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today, informed sources. Reema Rani has been undergoing treatment at the SCB medical since the fateful incident on […]

Parcel bomb
Wedding gift blast: Sender of killer parcel is an Odia

Bhubaneswar: With mystery still shrouding the parcel bomb explosion which killed two persons in Bolangir, the special investigation team (SIT) of Crime Branch claimed to have got vital leads in connection with the case on Tuesday. Senior Crime Branch officials today claimed that the sender of the killer parcel is an Odia. The development assumes […]

Wedding gift blast: Crime Branch SIT reaches Patnagarh

Bolangir: A four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch today reached Patnagarh in Bolangir to probe the mysterious parcel bomb explosion in which two persons including newly-wed Soumyasekhar Sahu and his grandmother were killed last month. The team met the Bolangir SP and the IIC of Patnagarh Police station. The Crime Branch SIT will […]

Kunduli rape & suicide case: Odisha govt urges HC to appoint sitting judge

Bhubaneswar: The State government has urged the Orissa High Court to engage a sitting judge to monitor the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged gang-rape and suicide case of a minor girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district, a govt official said today. The government made the request to the Chief Justice of […]

Sketches of Lankesh's murder suspects released

Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released three sketches of two persons suspected to be her killers. “Three sketches of two suspects have been made on the basis of their description by eyewitness. Two sketches of one suspect were made by two sketch-makers as per eyewitness […]

Protection, upkeep of environment should be a constitutional mandate: Justice Pasayat

Bhubaneswar:  “Environmental protection has now become a matter of grave concern for human existence. Therefore, protecting and conserving environment should be a constitutional mandate,” said Dr Justice Arijit Pasayat, Vice-Chairman, Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money and former Judge of the Supreme Court. Delivering the 16th edition of Nalco Foundation Day Lecture Series on […]

SIT visits Parala palace to probe into quadruple deaths

Bhubaneswar: A six-member team of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state Crime Branch visited the palace of Parala Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb on Tuesday to investigate the mysterious death of Maharaja’s former manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her three siblings. “We have two additional SPs, two Inspectors, one Sub-Inspector and one ASI […]

Baliguda strike
Kandhamal killings: Protest rally in Baliguda today

Baliguda: The kiiling of five innocent villagers during an anti-Maoist operation by SOG in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district is set to gain further traction with a mass protest being organized by tribal and Ddalit organizations from across the state in Baliguda today. In view of this mass congregation in protest of the […]

Kandhamal killings: 2-day Maoist bandh in Kandhamal, Rayagada begins

Phulbani: Protesting the shocking death of five innocent villagers allegedly during an anti-Maoist operation in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district, Maoists have called for a two-day bandh in Rayagada and Kandhamal districts beginning today. Though government bus movement is completely halted on account of the bandh, vehicular traffic emained normal in some places. […]

Kandhamal Deaths- SIT in Gumudumaha
Kandhamal deaths: SIT in Gumudumaha

Phulbani: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the death of five innocent villagers killed during an alleged anti-Maoist operation in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8 reached Gumudumaha today. According to sources, the SIT is holding discussions with the kin of the deceased and injured in the incident. Earlier, the SIT […]

Probe into Kandhamal killings: SIT in Baliguda

Phulbani: The probe into the shocking death of five innocent villagers during an alleged anti-Maoist operation in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district by the special investigating team (SIT) formed for the purpose will formally begin today. According to sources, the six-member SIT formed by the State Police has arrived at Baliguda for the […]

Kandhamal killings: DGP forms 6-member SIT

The Odisha government on Tuesday night issued the notification on formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of six tribals, who were shot dead by security personnel in Malapanga forest area near Gumudumaha village of Kurtamgarh panchayat under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district on July 8

SIT meeting on black money today

Cuttack: The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will hold a meeting here today. To be chaired by Vice Chairman of the team Jusitice Arijit Pasayat. the meeting will be attended by senior officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Income Tax department, Mines department and Crime Branch. The concerned officials will submit […]

Crime Branch
SIT to probe into fake pics of Lord Jagannath's secret rituals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police today constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circulation of fake photographs of Lord Jagannath’s secret ‘Brahma Parivartan’ rituals on social media. “We have constituted a three-member SIT comprising two inspector rank officers and one sub-inspector to go deep into the matter,” Additional Director General (ADG), Crime Branch, B K […]