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Wedding Gift Blast Case: Prime Accused Punjilal Meher ‘Thrashed’ Inside Jail

Bolangir: Punjilal Meher, the key accused in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case was allegedly thrashed inside Bolangir jail by the concerned jailor. The lawyer of Meher has brought such allegations and reported the matter to Patnagarh SDJM court. The lawyer has also prayed for necessary steps for the treatment of his client. On February […]

Have Lost Faith In Police & Govt: Wedding Gift Blast Survivor Reema Rani

Bolangir: On February 23, 2018, a bomb disguised in a gift parcel exploded inside the house of a newly-wed couple at Patnagarh in Bolangir district, killing the groom Soumyasekhar Sahoo and his grandmother, while bride Reema Rani sustained grievous injuries. Later, Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Arun Bothra cracked the case and […]

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Wedding gift blast accused Punjilal Meher shifted to Bolangir jail

Bolangir: The mastermind of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, Punjilal Meher was shifted from Patnagarh sub-jail to Bolangir jail today. In order to avoid any untoward situation in the jail due to the activities of Meher, a decision has been taken as per the order of district additional judge, informed sources. Recently, there […]

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Wedding Gift Blast: Punjilal’s jail ‘escape bid’ theory comes under scanner

Bolangir: Even though cops slapped a case against the prime accused in  Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, Punjilal Meher for his alleged ‘jail escape bid,’ the family members today termed it as a conspiracy. Moreover, Punjilal’s advocate alleged that his client neither instigated other inmates nor tried to escape from the prison. Under such circumstances, […]

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Patnagarh wedding gift blast mastermind Punjilal throws tantrums in jail

Patnagarh: The scenes at the Patnagarh Sub-jail turned ugly today after seven dacoits tried to escape from the prison. Soon after foiling their attempt, Superintendent of the jail informed that Punjilal Meher, the sole conspirer of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, who is also lodged at the Patnagarh Sub-Jail today, instigated the seven […]

Punjilal-Meher shifted to bolangir jail
Wedding Gift Blast: Crime Branch files 300-page chargesheet

Bolangir: The Crime Branch today filed a 300-page chargesheet against Punjilal Meher- the sole accused in the sensational wedding gift blast case at the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court in Patnagarh. The chargesheet mentioned that Punjilal had hatched the conspiracy to settle his personal scores with Sanjukta- mother of deceased Soumyashekhar after she took over […]

Trailer of movie on wedding gift blast case takes internet by storm

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited trailer of the high-octane thriller movie based on the ‘Patnagarh’ wedding gift blast case has been released and as expected, it received an overwhelming response. The movie Patnagarh is an adaptation of the sensational case in Bolangir’s Patnagarh in which newly-wed Soumyasekhar and his grandmother were blown up by a parcel bomb […]

I find Patnagarh story very intriguing and interesting: Atul Kulkarni

Bollywood actor Atul Kulkarni, playing the role of Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra in the upcoming Odia film ‘Patnagarh’ shares his thoughts on his first Odia movie and the character. The much awaited film being made in both Odia and Telugu  is set to hit the screens in Dussehra.   Your experience in Odisha?   […]

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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: Hearing on bail plea of mastermind Punjilal concludes

Bolangir: The Court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Bolangir reserved its verdict after hearing the bail petition filed by the Punjilal Meher, the mastermind of Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion that left two persons including newlywed Soumyasekhar Sahu dead in February this year. Punjilal, who is currently lodged at Patnagarh Sub-Jail, was arrested on April 23 […]

Wedding gift blast: Bereaved newlywed Reema will stay with in-laws

Patnagarh: The lone survivor in the Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case Reema Sahu, who after being discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital on April 12 was residing with her parents, has now moved into the house of her in-laws in Patnagarh. When OTV reached out to Reema to know about her condition, she said […]

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 […]

Rajesh Touchriver to direct movie based on wedding gift blast plot

Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed director and filmmaker Rajesh Touchriver who has won several state, national and international awards for his feature films, documentaries is all set to direct an Odia movie titled “Bullet Raja” based on the Patnagarh wedding gift blast tragedy. Making a formal announcement, Producer of the film Sridhar Martha said “The story is […]

Wedding gift blast: Mastermind Punjilal sent to 14-day judicial custody

Bolangir: Punjilal Meher, the main conspirator of the Patnagarh wedding gift blast, was sent to 14-day judicial custody by the Patnagarh SDJM Court after completion of his second phase remand today. Punjilal was sent to Patnagarh Sub-Jail after the court rejected his bail petition. “Crime Branch produced Punjilal before the SDJM Court as his remand […]

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Wedding gift blast: Rs 25k reward for info on auto driver who helped Punjilal

Bolangir: The Crime Branch officials are leaving no stone unturned to gather concrete evidences against Punjilal Meher-prime accused in the wedding gift blast case. The investigation agency today announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information on the auto rickshaw driver who helped Punjilal in shipping the parcel. “Although we have solid evidences against Punjilal, […]

Punjilal to be taken for crime reconstruction

Bolangir: The Crime Branch is likely to take Punjilal Meher- main accused in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, to different crime scenes for reconstruction of the entire sequence of events. The investigating team will cross check if the statements that he made during the interrogation, match with what took place on the spot. Punjilal […]

Wedding gift blast: Mastermind Punjilal's remand ends

Bolangir: The six-day remand of Punjilal Meher, the sole mastermind of the sensational Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case, ended today and the Crime Branch (CB) will produce him before the Patnagarh Court tomorrow. According to sources, Punjilal is being taken to Bolangir from the CB Headquarters in Cuttack, where he was brought for interrogation after […]

Wedding gift blast: Odisha Crime Branch team leaves for Raipur

Bhubaneswar: Even though the mastermind of the ‘deadly parcel bomb’ Punjilal Meher has been arrested, the focus of Odisha police is now on collection of more physical and electronic evidence. Three special teams of Crime Branch (CB) are working on every detail for collection of more evidences required during the trial in court. A CB […]

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Wedding gift blast: CB takes mastermind Punjilal on 6-day remand

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: The Crime Branch officials on Thursday took Punjilal Meher, the mastermind in Patnagarh parcel bomb blast in which two persons were killed, on a six-day remand. Though the CB officials had prayed for a 14-day judicial custody, the SDJM court in Bolangir allowed only a remand of six days. A team of senior CB […]

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Wedding Gift Blast: How mastermind Punjilal meticulously plotted disaster alone

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: After arresting mastermind in the sensational Wedding Gift blast case Punjilal Meher (English Lecturer in Jyoti Vikash College), Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra today revealed how Punjilal meticulously planned to wipe off the family of Sanjukta (Principal of same College) and carried out the gory act single-handedly. At a presser, Bothra confirmed that Punjilal […]

Wedding Gift Blast: DGP confirms Punjilal's arrest

Bolangir: Odisha DGP RP Sharma today confirmed the arrest of Punjilal Meher- prime accused in the parcel bomb explosion case that killed two persons at Patnagarh on February 23. Sharma confirmed that Punjilal’s connection in the case was confirmed after a detailed Crime Branch investigation. “Punjilal had planned this crime and executed it almost single […]

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English lecturer Punjilal mastermind in Wedding Gift Blast case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha police is close to cracking the mysterious parcel bomb explosion that killed two persons including newlywed Soumyasekhar Sahu in Patnagarh in February as Crime Branch on Tuesday detained Punjilal Meher for his alleged complicity in the case. Punjilal had masterminded the entire incident and as further investigation is on, DGP RP Sharma did […]

Wedding Gift Blast: Crime Branch grilling continues

Bolangir: The Crime Branch today whisked away yet another person for interrogation in connection with the mysterious Patnagarh wedding gift blast incident that killed two and left one grievously injured. Baibhasuta Bindhani, a local was taken to the Circuit House in Bolangir where two others – Skyking Courier owner Dilip Das and courier delivery boy […]

Wedding gift blast case to be solved soon: Odisha DGP

Cuttack: The special investigation team (SIT) of Crime Branch will crack the Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion case soon, informed Odisha DGP, RP Sharma today. Talking to media persons in connection with the case, Sharma said Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra is personally monitoring the case. “Crime Branch officials including IG Arun Bothra is camping at […]

Wedding gift blast: Distraught Reema leaves hospital

Cuttack: Though anguish and disappointment was written large on the face of newly-wed Reema Sahu, the lone survivor in the Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case, she reiterated her demand for a detailed probe into the incident in which two persons including her husband Soumyasekhar was killed. Reema, who was discharged from SCB Medical College and […]