Berhampur,24/07/19: Vigilance sleuths on Friday conducted raids at the residence and other places belonging to Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Ashsis Kumar Behera on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.
Official sources said, the raids were conducted by the Vigilance Cell, Cuttack following an order issued by the Special Judge Vigilance in Bhubaneswar.
Vigilance officials conducted simultaneous searches at nine different places including Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Bhanjanagar.
The anti-corruption officials raided his office chamber and official residence here; his ancestral house at Bhanjanagar; his in-laws’ houses at Ambapua here, his residential flat at Mani Trivuban Apartment in Bhubaneswar.
Besides, raids were also conducted at the office and residences of Digapahandi Range Officer as well as Kholilote Range Officer in this connection.
Sources said verification of his bank accounts, several official documents and papers was carried out during the raids.
Hinjili (Ganjam),22/07/19:Hinjili Police have seized 46 kg of contraband Ganja and a Chevrolet Car on Sunday.In connection detained two persons named as Asish Kumar Nanhak and Himanshu @ Suraj Mandal. The duo identified belongs to out of state according to source.
The Inspector in Charge of Hinjili Police station Mr Abhimanyu Dash told to scribe that, "We got a tip off about the consignment of ganja headed to our of Odisha.
In this context, while our Police team discharging their patrolling at Khandra Chowk they detained a Chevrolet Car with the other state registration (?).
Most shockingly during the search of the Car we found two bags of Ganja 46 Kg in two packet with the label of Bharat Spices,Bhadrak (!).
Mr Dash said from the preliminary investigation revealed that the contraband was being procured illegally from Phulbani (Kandhamal) district.
The occupant of the pertaining to the ownership right we have requested to the RTO admn regarding the verification of the genuinely.
The duo was arrested under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.
Berhampur,21/07/19:Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) has been arrested by the Vigilance department on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
The accused, identified as Ashis Kumar Behera,
During the two-day search conducted at nine places including his Berhampur office, official residence and parental house, movable and immovable assets to the tune of over Rs 2.19 crore was seized, Vigilance officials informed.
Kalahandi,21/07/19:The Bolangir Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Sunday confirmed truth behind the allegations that Saroj Das, the head of Vision, an organization which manages ‘Prayas’ shelter home in Bhawanipatna, sexually abused a minor inmate of the shelter home meant for HIV kids.
Bolangir CWC chairperson, Jageswar Mohanty informed that his team has received vital leads in connection with the allegations against Das.
The district Sub-Collector along with the members of District Child Protection Unit also conducted a raid in the shelter home last night. Apart from verifying documents, they questioned some inmates of the shelter home over the matter.
“We have got some proof that Saroj Das has sexually abused the minor girl. Apart from the survivor’s mother, the girl also agreed that she was assaulted by Saroj. A case will be registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and Section 376 of the IPC against the accused at Bhawanipatna Police station,” CWC chairperson Jageswar Mohanty informed.
Meanwhile, following the complaints, the district police reportedly detained Das for interrogation. The cops also questioned the survivor and her mother to ascertain truth behind the matter.
However, the CWC chairperson has flagged concerns over police interrogation of the complainant and the survivor in the absence CWC officials. Terming the action by the police as illegal, the CWC chairperson has said that it will move the Collector and SP if required.
It may be noted, that in her complaint, the girl’s mother from Bolangir district had alleged that Saroj sexually assaulted several inmates including her daughter with the support of the senior lady employee of the shelter home. Besides, she also demanded strict punishment for the accused.
On the other hand, terming the allegation as a conspiracy against him, Saroj pleaded innocence. “The student should have ideally informed the matter to the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) or Child Welfare Committee (CWC) or the nearest police station immediately after the incident. I don’t know under what circumstances she is now levelling such allegations, four months after leaving the hostel,” Das said in his reaction.
Paralakhemundi,21/07/19:Three persons including two teachers were arrested by police on charges of threatening a journalist in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today.
According to reports, on July 18, the accused allegedly issued threats to journalist Rashmiranjan Mishra through phone after he reported a story on rice filled sacks lying abandoned on verandah of a girls’ hostel of Siali School under Kashinagar block of the district.
Following the incident, Mishra lodged a complaint at Paralakhemundi police station. In the FIR, he also mentioned the names of the accused trio that he had managed to ascertain through Truecaller.
After examining the call records, police nabbed the three accused including husband of the headmistress of Siali School.
Bibekananda Swain,Inspector in Charge Pralahemundi Model police station said, “ We have arrested P. Srinivas, K. Sudarsan and K. Kiran and forwarded them to court.
Bhawanipatna,19/07/19: A sex racket operating in a rented house at Pipelnala here in Odisha’s Kalahandi district was busted late last night.
Police have arrested three persons, including the kingpin of the racket, in this connection and rescued a woman hailing from West Bengal. The arrested have been identified as Rashmi Ranjan Singh, Ankit Kumar and kingpin Riyaz Khan.
Acting on a tip-off about the flesh trade, Bhawanipatna Town police raided the house, during which Rashmi Ranjan and Ankit Kumar were found in a compromising position.
Cops have seized four mobile phones, Rs 1380 and some objectionable items from the spot. The kingpin of the racket was earlier arrested under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956, police sources said.
Sambalpur,19/07/19:A 70-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a distant relative in Mahulapali police station area of Sambalpur district on Friday.
The terrible incident took place when the woman was sleeping alone in a relative house in Pandiadhipa village under Mahulapalli police station here.
The woman was shivering in pain when her family members came back to home. She lost consciousness before she could to tell anything about the rapist.
What is more shocking is that the accused man inserted a wooden stick in her private part after committing the crime and fled the spot.
The critically-injured woman was later rescued and rushed to Kuchinda Sub-divisional Hospital due to excess bleeding.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged at the Kusumi police outpost, which comes under Mahulapali police station, in this connection.
It is pertinent to mention that total two rape cases have been reported from Sambalpur district in the last 10 days. On July 11, a college girl was allegedly raped by a school teacher in Kuchinda area of the district.
Sambalpur,19/07/19: Just a couple days after a journalist was allegedly manhandled by a police officer, one more scribe has faced similar fate at the hands of another cop in Dhanupali area of Sambalpur.
According to reports, journalist Gunamani Biswal, working with a private news channel was allegedly manhandled by Inspector Kamal Panda of Dhanupali police station, while covering a protest of parents against a girl’s alleged molestation at St. Joseph’s Convent School.
While a large number of parents and media personnel were present in front the school gate,
However other side Panda allegedly misbehaved with Gunamani and forcibly pulled him away.