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Tag: Special Task Force

Inter-District Brown Sugar Syndicate Busted In Puri, 5 Arrested
Inter-District Brown Sugar Syndicate Busted In Puri, 5 Arrested

552 grams of brown sugar worth about 25 lakh has been seized from the possession of the conduits, police said.

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Rise In Wildlife Crimes In Odisha: Crime Branch STF Starts Helpline

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been witnessing a steep rise in the instances of wildlife crimes which was again evident after the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch seized a leopard skin at Bolagarh in Khordha district on Wednesday. Though the STF has so far managed to nab a number of poachers and traders of […]

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Crackdown On Narcotics Trade In Odisha: Over 1.3 Kg Brown Sugar Seized In Khordha

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch is now on a mission mode to wipe out illegal narcotics trade in Odisha. The probe agency on Thursday seized Brown Sugar weighing 1 kg 310 grams following a raid in Khordha district. A peddler, identified as SK Anwar of Kaipadar area has been arrested in […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF Seizes Brown Sugar Worth Rs 25 Lakh, 1 Held In Khordha

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the State CID, Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a drug peddler from Khordha district following seizure of 302 grams brown sugar from his possession. As per reports, the accused Akhay Baliarsingh was nabbed by a team of the STF while he was trying to strike a deal of […]

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Odisha: Fake Currency Worth Over Rs 3 Lakh Seized, 1 Held

Koraput: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) worth over Rs 3 lakh following raids at two places in Koraput district on Wednesday morning. Acting on a tip-off on illegal trade of fake currency notes about to take place, a team from the STF raided two places […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF Busts Illegal Zarda Manufacturing Unit In Jajpur

Jajpur: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch busted a fake chewing tobacco (zarda) manufacturing unit in Jajpur district on Friday and seized a huge cache of tobacco products and equipment and machines used in the manufacture. Acting on a tip-off, the STF conducted a raid on the illegal tobacco manufacturing unit in […]

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Huge Drug Bust In Bhubaneswar: 4.5 Kg Brown Sugar Seized By Odisha Crime Branch STF

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police Crime Branch on Friday achieved a major breakthrough in crackdown against illegal narcotics trade and seized nearly 4.5kg of heroin (brown sugar) from Rasulgarh area in Bhubaneswar. Three peddlers- Debasish Behera, SK Kausar Ali and Prabir Kumar Singh have been arrested by STF in connection with […]

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COVID-19 Outbreak: Fake Handwash & Sanitizer Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of Directorate of Drugs Controller and Special Task Force of Commissionerate Police busted a fake handwash and sanitizer manufacturing unit in Jharpara area of the capital city here on Monday. Also Read: Fake Cough Syrup Smuggling: Odisha Police Busts Factory In Gujarat, 2 Arrested Acting on a tip-off, Drugs Inspectors Sudarsan Biswal, […]

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Leopard Hide & Elephant Tusk Seizure In Odisha: 2 Including Poacher Held

Kalahandi: Carrying out probe into the recent seizure of leopard hide and elephant tusk, the Special Task Force (STF) of the CID-Crime Branch arrested two more persons of an interstate wildlife smuggling gang including the poacher Bhaskar Nayak. Apart from Nayak, a middleman identified as Badhu Majhi has also been arrested in connection with the […]

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Gangster Tito’s Associate Nabbed By Crime Branch STF

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today arrested gangster Tito’s key associate Sk Jabid alias Danga of Imambada in Kendrapara district on charges of kidnapping and thrashing a contractor in 2017. As per reports, Jabid had allegedly kidnapped contractor Siba Prasad Parida from his office on September 9, 2017 after the latter […]

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Crime Branch STF Raids House Of Arrested Drug Smuggler In Balasore

Cuttack: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch today raided the house of drugs smuggler Sheikh Raja near Galapola in Arada Bazaar area of Balasore district. Raja was arrested by the Crime Branch on September 16. As per reports, a five-member team of STF including the Additional SP raided Raja’s house and […]

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Mock Drill At Bhubaneswar Shopping Mall To Gauge Terror Attack Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of personnel from security agencies and Fire Services today undertook mock drill at a shopping mall in Bhubaneswar to gauge its preparedness in case of a terror attack. As per reports, a mock bomb blast was carried out at the Esplanade One Mall this morning following which personnel of Special Task […]

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Crime Branch raids illegal stone crusher units in Khurda

Khurda: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids at more than 100 illegal stone crusher units in several places in Khurda and sealed at least 15 abandoned units. In a massive operation against illegal stone mining, 10 teams of the STF today conducted raids on 120 stone crusher […]

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Stone mining mafia member ‘Chhota’ surrenders before Khurda court

Khurda: A day after the Special Task Force of Odisha Crime branch arrested astone mining mafia leader Nitu Mansingh, another member and mastermind of brown sugar trade, Subhranshu Parida alias Chhota surrendered before Khurda district court on Tuesday. According to sources, Chhota, was involved in brown sugar trading in Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Jajpur and Puri. He […]

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‘Lady Don’ at helm of illegal Khurda stone mining racket?

Bhubaneswar: Easy money has been luring gangsters into illegal stone mining in Khurda. Be it gangster Tito or Bikram Mallick, links of several other criminals have been traced in the rampant illegal stone mining which has now emerged as a major concern. In a startling revelation in connection with Khurda stone mining racket, it has […]

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Another stone mining mafia kingpin held in Khurda

Khurda: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch detained a kingpin of stone mining mafia from Bolagarh area late last night. Later, the accused, Nitu Mansingh, was handed over to Khurda police for further investigation. Acting on a tip-off, the STF intercepted a vehicle in Bolagarh area and caught hold of Mansingh against […]

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Leopard Skin Racket: Crime Branch STF nabs 2 more accused

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today arrested two more personsin connection with the leopard skin racket which was recently busted in Deogarh. The arrested persons have been identified as RashmiRanjan Swain, a warder of Rourkela jail and LikulaSahoo, a constable of IRB Battalion. During interrogation, the STF found that the […]

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Leopard Skin Racket: Crime Branch STF nabs 4 more accused

Bhubaneswar: While continuing its probe into the leopard skin racket which was recently busted in Deogarh, the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today arrested four more persons taking the total number of arrests to seven. The accused have been identified as Kalicharan Das, Bhagirathi Nayak, Pitambar Khatia alias Pandit and Netranand Kisan […]

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4 JMB militants, including 3 Bangladeshis, held in Kolkata

Kolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested four members of banned terror outfit Neo-JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh), including three Bangladeshi nationals from Kolkata, an officer said on Tuesday. Based on prior information, the STF officers arrested two Bangladeshi Nationals from the vicinity of Sealdah Railway Station parking lot. “Md. Jia-ur-Rahman, 44, and Mamon-ur-Rashid, […]

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NTCA raps Odisha CWW over rampant leopard skin smuggling in State

Keonjhar: Taking serious note of media reports on rampant smuggling of leopard skins in the State, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has slapped a notice to the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha seeking factual status of steps taken for protection of leopards and action-taken over reports of smuggling. Based on a news article […]

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NTCA concerned over rampant leopard skin smuggling in Odisha

Deogarh: Raising serious concerns over the rampant smuggling of leopard skin in Odisha, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to take stringent action against the illegal trade. Close on the heels of Crime Branch action against leopard skin smuggling rackets in the State, NTCA Chief, Anup Nayak during a telephonic conversation with OTV […]

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Odisha government officials threatening politicians: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today cautioned officers for allegedly threatening political leaders by asking them to depose before the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch. Around four-five non-Odia officers are hatching conspiracy in the State, alleged Pradhan adding that political leaders are being threatened at the STF office. During the ‘Mishrana Parva’ […]

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Seizure of 1000 kg explosives: Kolkata STF arrests dealer from Balasore

Balasore: A Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police today arrested one dealer Sukant Sahu from Basta area of Balasore district in Odisha in connection with the seizure of 1000 kg of explosive materials on March 10. Sources said both Kolkata and Odisha Police are conducting a coordinated investigation to find out the actual reason […]

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Huge cache of explosives seized in Kolkata, two Odisha youths held

Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata police seized huge quantity of explosive substances from a goods vehicle in Chitpur area in the city and arrested two youths of Odisha in connection with the incident in the wee hours of Saturday. The arrested persons have been identified as Indrajit Bhui of Melak village and […]

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Idol theft racket: Crime Branch STF traces links to Nepal

Bhubaneswar: After recovering two antique ‘Astadhatu’ idols, the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch has now got some vital leads regarding the inter-State idol theft and trafficking racket having links to Nepal. This was revealed during verification of the mobile phone of the accused Sayed Zilnoor, who was arrested from Jadupur area on […]

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Pangolin smuggling racket busted, 4 arrested from Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch busted a pangolin smuggling racket by arresting four persons from Ambadiha village under Udala police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Friday night. Two pangolins including a female and a baby pangolin weighing around 13 kgs from their possession, informed CB SP Satyajit Nayak in a presser […]

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Gangster Tito's link in illegal cattle transportation exposed

Bhubaneswar: Apart from a well organised crime syndicate, arrested gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito was also behind a major illegal cattle trafficking racket that has its roots spread to Bangladesh, revealed senior officials of the special task force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch. The links were exposed after the STF arrested gangster Tito’s […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF to grill LeT handler Habibur Rahman

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will leave for Delhi today to interrogate suspected handler of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Habibur Rahman. The team led by Crime Branch DIG Himanshu Lal will visit Delhi and seek permission from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz about Rahman’s links with […]

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IOCL seeks Odisha Crime Branch help in pipeline work

Cuttack: Five officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) today met the special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch and sought help in laying down pipelines. They alleged that some anti-social elements are hindering the pipeline work. IOCL officials alleged that oil from the pipeline is pilfered in Angul and Dhenkanal by an […]

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CB interrogates gangster Tito's wife over 'benami' properties

Kendrapara: The special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today interrogated Benazir Bibi, wife of arrested gangster Sayed Usman Ali alias Tito. Apart from Benazir, a former councillor from Kendrapara, Hifzul Rahman was also grilled by the STF for his alleged links with Tito. According to sources, the investigating agency wants to ascertain how […]

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Crime Branch tightens noose around gangster Tito; planning to interrogate his wife

Bhubaneswar: Tightening its noose around arrested gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito, the special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch is planning to interrogate his wife to unearth benami properties and his links with the Ollywood industry. Sources from the probe agency said since bulk of the gangster’s properties are in the name of […]

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Underworld link in Odisha: Crime Branch takes up SIM box seizure case

Berhampur: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch takes over probe into seizure of SIM box in Berhampur in which four persons were arrested on Saturday for alleged link-ups with underworld don Chotta Rajan. In a tweet message, Crime Branch Special DGP BK Sharma said a team of officials of STF and EOW, […]

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Jairam urges Naveen to save tiger population in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the alarming decline in the number of tigers in Odisha, senior Congress leader and former Union Environment and Forests minister Jairam Ramesh has urged the state government to take urgent steps to save the population of the magnificent predators in the state. In a letter to chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday, […]

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Arrest of SIMI operatives: STF grills Rourkela, Nangamahal house owners

Bhadrak: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police on Tuesday started interrogating Muna Khan and Haji, the two house owners, who rented their house to the five Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives at Nangamahal area here in the district. According to source, the STF officials are grilling the duo at Bhubaneswar to […]

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Interrogation of SIMI terrorists begins

Bhubaneswar: After taking the five terrorists of the banned outfit Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) on a 13-day remand yesterday, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police started interrogating the ultras at some unknown place on Friday. According reports, the interrogation of the arrested SIMI terrorists will be carried […]

Vyapam scam: One more death reported

Bhopal: Death of one more person connected with Vyapam scam came to light as the Special Task Force probing the scam presented the death certificate of one of the accused-turned-witness to a court here. Sanjay Yadav of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh was accused of getting three people from Hamirpur fraudulently recruited as constables in […]

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