Odisha Police

  • Now, machine in Odisha for women to file police complaints January 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police on Tuesday introduced a machine in Bhubaneswar which can help women lodge complaints without going to any police station, an official said. The Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk (ICLICK) which looks like an ATM has been installed inside an ATM kiosk of the Bank of Baroda in the...
  • CJ Show: Absence of female police officers in Odisha December 22, 2013

    CNN-IBN CJ team investigates how police stations in Odisha continue to operate without women and child help desks despite the orders to do so. ...
  • Panel probing Odisha chit-fund scam extends deadline September 2, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A one-man commission probing the multi-crore-rupee Odisha chit-fund scam has extended the deadline for submission of complaints to Sep 18, the commission secretary said Monday. The commission was appointed in May to probe the alleged fraud committed by chit-fund companies and suggest ways to safeguard the interests of investors affected....
  • Puri gears up for Jagannath Rath Yatra, devotees remain undeterred by threats July 10, 2013

    Puri: Just days after serial blasts rocked Bodh Gaya, Puri is all set to host the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath. Police tell CNN-IBN that they have received intelligence inputs of a possible attack but have got no actionable information so far. However, they aren't leaving anything to chance. "After...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Odisha Police arrest two June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Odisha Police has claimed to have made crucial arrests in the Chhattisgarh Naxal attack of May that left over 25 people dead. Two suspects have been arrested for the attack in which Congress leaders Mahendra Karma and later VC Shukla died. The two suspects have been arrested...
  • Odisha investment scam: Seashore CMD arrested from Mumbai June 19, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Wednesday arrested the CMD of Seashore Group, Prasant Das from Mumbai on charge of duping small investors of crores of rupees, a senior police officer said. Das, who was on the run after several cases were made against him and his company, had...
  • Odisha Police launches anti-Naxal operations in the state May 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Days after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, anti-Naxal operations have started in Odisha as well. The state police sources say there is specific information about Naxal movement towards certain areas like Koraput and Malkangiri. Reports suggest Naxals from Odisha may have been involved in last week's blooodbath in Chhattisgarh....
  • Odisha Police registers 2nd case against Saradha group May 6, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Monday registered second criminal case against Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen on the charges of duping about 6,000 investors in Puri district, official sources said. The EOW personnel on Monday recorded statements of a number of investors...
  • Odisha Police breaks open Saradha Group's office May 4, 2013

    Balasore: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Friday broke open the office of the Saradha Group in Balasore and seized certain documents relating to alleged duping of gullible investors in the district. The officials of the EOW with the help of the local police...
  • Bitti's father BB Mohanty is innocent: Kerala Police March 16, 2013

    Cuttack: Bitti's father former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty is innocent and there is no evidence to suggest that he helped his son in evading law, said the Kerala Police after quizzing him in Cuttak on Saturday. A special investigation team of Kerala Police, which is probing impersonation and forgery charges...
  • Father of Bitti Mohanty refuses to speak to media March 11, 2013

    Former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty, father of rape convict Bitti Mohanty, has been holed up inside his house and has refused to come and speak to the media. Mohanty had denied allegations that he has been helping his son run from the law for the past seven years. ...
  • Rape convict Bitti Mohanty to be produced in court on Monday March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Odisha DG BB Mohanty is under scrutiny for allegedly aiding his son Bitti Mohanty, a rape convict, while he was absconding. Rama Rao, a former headmaster of a school in Puttaparthy, Andhra Pradesh, where Bitti worked under a false name while he was on the run, claims...
  • Bitti Mohanty: Odisha Police did not pursue the case sincerely, say senior officials March 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: In 1999, Anjana Mishra, the former wife of an IFS officer in Odisha, was gangraped on the outskirts of Bubaneswar by three local goons. The CBI took the case, but the prime accused was never arrested. While the other two accused were convicted, Anjana believes the inability of the...
  • Odisha: 50 injured as college teachers clash with police February 22, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: At least 50 persons, including women, were injured when private college teachers and security personnel fought a pitched battle in front of the Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar on Friday, the police said. The Mahatma Gandhi Marg virtually turned into a battlefield after the police used water canon and tear gas...
  • Odisha: Despite order, no women & child desk in police stations January 14, 2013

    Pipili: In 2005, the Odisha government had passed an order to set up a 'Woman & Child' desk in every police station in the state. Eight years on, the scheme seems to exists only on paper. 40-year-old Anganwadi worker, is a victim of dowry torture, but for over two months...
  • Bhubaneswar: Doctor stabs colleague inside hospital September 18, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a doctor at Bhubaneswar's Apollo hospital stabbed his colleague, seriously injuring him. Reports say that Dr Pramod Patra stabbed Dr Nayan Ranjan Nanda with a knife. The reasons for the brutal assault are unknown. The police is investigating the case. The accused doctor has not been arrested...
  • Odisha: Cong protesters torch bus, 200 arrested September 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Around 200 protesters on Monday were taken into custody for picketing near government offices, torching an empty college bus and pelting stones at a few vehicles during a state-wide bandh which disrupted train and road traffic and hit normal life. The bandh has been called by Congress against alleged police...
  • Odisha comes to a standstill as Cong calls for bandh September 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Life came to a standstill in Odisha on Monday as Congress called for a statewide bandh to protest against the police action against partymen on Thursday when they protested over coalgate outside the state Assembly. According to reports, most schools and colleges are shut. Trains and other modes of public...
  • Odisha: Lady constable recovers, police file FIRs September 7, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The woman constable, who was on Thursday beaten up by Congress workers outside the Odisha Assembly in Bhubaneswar, is recovering in a city hospital. Meanwhile, the Odisha Police have registered six FIRs in connection with the violent protests. The police have also arrested as many as 33 people in the...
  • Are political rallies being reduced to goondaism? September 6, 2012

    Protests over coal blocks allocation turned violent in Odisha when several thousand Congress workers clashed with police. ...
  • Attack ordered by Odisha govt: Congress MP September 6, 2012

    Over 100 Congress workers and 60 Odisha Police personnel including a lady constable have been injured in the violence in Bhubaneshwar. ...
  • Cong workers, police clash near Odisha Assembly September 6, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: Protests over coal blocks allocation turned violent in Odisha when several thousand Congress workers clashed with police outside the state Assembly in Bhubaneshwar. The Congress workers were demanding the resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that he recommended people for allocation of coal blocks. Police lathicharged the Congress...
  • Odisha: Man rapes 15-year-old girl for 3 days July 20, 2012

    Jajpur: A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Chandikhole area in the district, police said. The accused, identified as Mangulu Pradhan, 31 of Paikarapur village was taken into custody after the girl filed a written complaint with Barachana police and alleged that she was picked...
  • Odisha reconsidering anti-Naxal night operations July 7, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: After a lull for several months, the Odisha government is now examining whether it should resume night-combing operation in Maoist-hit districts which had been stopped a few years ago. The issue was discussed at length during a meeting between Chief Secretary B K Patnaik and newly-appointed DGP Prakash Mishra in...
  • Puri: Police warn of possible terror strike June 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP MM Praharaj said that there is a terror threat during Rath Yatra in Puri from the extremist groups and hence, there is a heavy security deployment as the majestic Jagannath Rath Yatra began on Thursday. The annual Rath Yatra began in Puri, Odisha and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Odisha DGP...
  • Is Odisha police a sitting duck for the Naxals? May 8, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Weeks after the abduction and unharmed release of an MLA and two Italian national, the Naxals in Odisha abducted and shot dead a police officer. Assistant Sub Inspector Kruparam Majhi was shot dead soon after his abduction in the Nuapada district of the state. The question being raised after the...
  • Odisha police up in arms over release of Naxals April 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha police association on Monday threatened to boycott duty in Maoist-infested areas if the government releases hardcore Maoists. This comes after the Odisha government bowed down before the Maoists and announced that it would release 27 Maoists to in exchange for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka...
  • CAG pulls up Odisha Govt for lopsided allocation March 30, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has pulled up Odisha Government for failing to make long-term planning for modernisation of police and for lopsided allocation between districts affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) and the other districts. "The annual plans were largely top driven and not outcome-based. District wise...