Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,07/07/19:In past Berhampur Police have busted many snatchers and looters’ gang with the arrest and simultaneous raids at several places in the city.During the raids the police parties apprehended many persons working for the gang which is involved in looting ,snatching as a policeman identity.
In the last couple of days, the Berhampur has seen a gush of such blatant snatchings. Men on bikes ,Men with fake Police Identity getting away with gold chains was common but, of late, the commuters forgets their responsibility as well not applying their civic sense to report to Police stations (!) in spite police have made various nature of awareness to the citizens in City.
Speaking to Odishabarta Mr Pinak Mishra,SP,Berhampur said,“The mindset of this new breed of snatchers is different. They rush away from the crime scene. Snatching is not a heinous crime so people involved look at it as a quick getaway. Juveniles get into it to make fast money. With robbery, there is a challenge since there is planning and time consumption. There is a weapon involved. There is also a tussle between the police or the public and the criminal,” As a crime, snatching is pettier than robbery but more serious than theft. Snatching is a crime of anonymity. The victim never gets to see the perpetrator. It takes place within a fraction of a second. The marauder comes, grabs the valuables and runs. By the time the victim realises what has happened, it is too late to catch hold of him or raise an alarm. When they use a weapon and the time taken to commit the crime increases, it is called robbery. The victim gets into a tussle with the perpetrators.We surprised we have extended all effort for public information through various media ,awareness to public through our officers and categorical instructed all Inspector in Charges of all Police station to be well watchful round the clock.
Most should have tale to tell communication to avoid and not wear huge quantity gold because that will leave you wondering how the perpetrators could come up with such ideas from which nothingis safe.Just to make a mistake and it is gone is your problem, said by Pinak Mishra,SP,
While interacted with SDPO, City Mr. BP Pati he said, they are everywhere and no one is safe from them, it mainly at morning time and evening or night, be it busy marketplace, an office area or the street. We have well alert to ascertain the moments around the city.To make easy money is their only aim and snatching is the only skill they have. This band is wreaking havoc by not only snatching people’s valuables but also attacking victims with knives.
Bhubaneswar,06/07/19:The Bhubaneswar Special ADJ-II Court today granted conditional bail to Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher in the PWD engineer sit-up case.
The court granted bail to the MLA on the surety of Rs 25,000 and two bailers. The court further directed Meher to cooperate with the probe.
Meher was arrested by Patnagarh police on June 24 for forcing a PWD engineer to do sit-ups over poor construction work of road.
The police registered a case under Sections 341, 363, 294, 323, 353 and 355 of IPC and Section 3 of SC/ST act of Prevention of Atrocities.
Balasore,04/07/19:Two minor sisters aged 11 and seven years respectively were allegedly lured with chocolates by their 24-year-old cousin and subsequently raped in Khantapada area of Soro in Balasore district.
The shocking matter came to light today after the father of the minor girls lodged a complaint with Khantapada police. Acting on the complaint, the police launched a manhunt to nab the accused identified as Shantanu Patra. However, the accused was on the run.
According to sources, the accused lured the two sisters with chocolate and took them to his house on July 1. Later, he raped the duo inside a room. He also threatened them with life if they revealed the matter to anyone.
The girls did not disclose the matter to the family members due to fear. However, they complained of pain yesterday night and narrated their ordeal.
Keonjhar,30/06/19:In a horrific incident of woman being raped by husband’s friend in Keonjhar district in Odisha.A married woman was allegedly raped by her husband’s friend in front of her spouse in Ghasipura area.
The more shocking is that the woman’s husband, who was present in the house, shot a video while she was being raped (!).Both the accused were said to be in an intoxicated.
According to reports, the woman raised a hue and cry and alerted the locals, who in turn informed the police. The cops rescued the woman and sent her to Anandpur Sub-Divisional Hospital for medical examination. The accused have been arrested and forwarded to court.
Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,29/06/19:Berhampur Police crackdown and put a conclude lead by IIC Mr Sarada Dash BN Pur Police station has arrested master accused person Bhalu alias Bhagaban Sahu of village Sundhinuapalli under Aska police limit in connection of Congress Assembly election candidate Manoj Jena on Friday from Panchasakha Nagar(Dumduma) Bhubaneswar under Khandagiri Police limit.
Today in a press meet SP,Berhampur Mr Pinak Mishra told to scribe in the year 2004 Manoj Jena has committed murder of Narayan Sahu (Brother of Bhalu alias Bhagaban Sahu) due to their business rivalry. Again in the year 2004-2009 Manoj Jena with his associate has brutally assaulted Gopal Sahu after kidnapping him.
Manoj Jena had trespassed to the house of Bhalu alias Bhagaban Sahu and ransacked his belongings and assaulted his family members. Besides Bhalu alias Bhagaban Sahu had business rivalry with the deceased Manoj Jena.
Manoj was managing two numbers Govt license of Foreign Liquor shop and one country liquor shop at Balipadar.Bhalu @ Bhagaban Sahu was trying to eliminate Manoj after which he would be able manage the Govt Country liquor shop as well the foreign liquor at Aska and Babanaour.
In the year 2015 Bhagaban has committed a heinous murder of one Balakrishna Patra. Bhagaban along with other associates had been forwarded against the Buguda Case No-270/24/11/15. Even now the trial of case is going on.
Finally Bhagaban Sahu planned unless until Manoj Jena will be killed the prosecution witness will be terrorized and they will not disclose evidences.
Police gained so many sources of information that Bhagaban Sahu is involved in seven criminal cases as the data available till date out of which 5 cases are relating to Murder.
Manoj Jena was shot at by four bike-borne miscreants near Lanjipalli in National Highway Berhampur. The bike-borne miscreants opened fire at Jena .
Keeping in view of such heinous crime the Berhampur police have issued a lookout circular against seven persons allegedly involved in the murder.
The lookout notice has been issued to prevent the seven accused from fleeing from the State while investigation into the incident is underway. Besides, the cops have also asked bank authorities to seize the accounts of all accused.
To nab rest accuses Mr Pinak Mishra, SP,Berhampur formed three special teams for the investigation.
According to Mr Bishnu Pati,SDPO(City), Police has made substantial headway in the investigation of brutal murder of Manoj Jena on 22nd May.FIR has been registered against 7 accused including the conspirator Bhagaban Sahu.Police is committed to crack the case and arrest the accused as soon as possible.
It may be emphasize on 22nd May noted criminals Anand Swain,Kartik Nahak,Sibaram Behera Shankar Rout along with Bulu alias Ganesh Nayak and Hurshi alias Hrushikesh Patra of Nuagaon attempted to kill Manoj Kumar Jena by opening fire and stabbing as well as acerbic his throat by means of knife near Oxford School by the side of NH-16 near Lanjipalli while Manoj along with Anil Swain and others were passing urine getting down from one XUV500 vehicle while they were on the way to Aska. Critically Manoj Kumar Jena and Anil Swain were shifted to hospital for treatment. Manoj Jena yield to the death whereas Anil Swain went on treatment at MKCG Hospital Berhampur.
To eliminate Manoj Jena from their crime path, they all hatched a conspiracy to kill Manoj Jena anyhow and made a plan along with Sultan alias Titu alias Sunil Kumar Nayak and Bulu alias Ganesh Nayak of Nuagaon who were also involved with this murder.
Ganesh Nayak,Hurshikesh and others followed the vehicle of Manoj from Bhubaneswar in three Bikes. Near lanjipalli Ganesh Nayak and Kartik Nahak opened fire from their arm and Hurshikesh Patra and Ananda swain attached Manoj Jena by means of knives and his belly and throat resulting injury and subsequently his death. Anil swain has received gunshot wound. The accuse persons Bulu alias Ganesh Nayak and Hurshikesh Swain have received injury during exchange of fire with Cop under Golonthara Police limit on 31/05/19.
On receipt of credible information accused persons Anand Swain,Kartik Nahak,Sibaram Behera and Shankar Rout were arrested from Laxmipur in the district of Koraput and Sultan alias Sunil Kumar Nayak was arrested near Balugaon station. Police have seized three Bikes out of which two are stolen, two fire arms, three live cartridges, Ten Mobile sets etc... Other physical clues like blood stain, hair etc..have been seized from spot.
After arrest of all associates Bhagaban Sahu flee from Ganjam and took shelter at Koraput,Gujrat,Dwarika,Jharsuguda,Semliguda,Mumbai and finally nab by IIC BN Pur,alongwith his special squad in association of Special squad of Bhubaneswar Commissionrate Police.
Berhampur,28/06/19:On the strength of search warrant issued by Spl. Judge, Vigilance, Phulbani in Misc. Case No. 01/2019, (i) the residential Govt. quarter of Radhamohan Behera,Chief Executive Officer, Phulbani Municipality at Masterpada, Phulbani.
The Vigilance sleuths raided the office and residences of Phulbani Municipality Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Radhamohan Behera on charges of accumulating property disproportionate to his known sources of income.
On the strength of search warrant issued by Spl. Judge, Vigilance, Phulbani in Misc. Case No. 01/2019, (i) the residential Govt. quarter of Radhamohan Behera,Chief Executive Officer, Phulbani Municipality at Masterpada, Phulbani,
Acting on a complaint, separate teams of the anti-corruption wing conducted simultaneously raids at many places including Behera’s house at Berhampur, office and Government quarters at Phulbani and in-law’s house at Turubudi and residence of one Amaresh Gouda, DEO, Phulbani Municipality.
During Search the following movable/immovable assets are found in possession of Sri Radhamohan Behera, Executive Officer, Phulbani Municipality, Dist-Kandhamal and his family members.
Immovable Assets:-Plot No.11/4487 at Jayadurga Nagar, Berhampur in the joint name of So and his wife Smt. Mamata Kumar Behera purchased on 30.03.2010. : Rs. 13,30,000/-,Cost of triple storied building over Plot No.11/4487 at Jayadurga Nagar, Berhampur, Plinth area 4800 Sq.ft constructed during the year 2013-14 to 2016-17 as per VTW circular Rs. 72,00,000/-, Plot at Dura, Gopalpur in the name of SO,: Rs. 40,000/-
Movable Assets ;Household articles including Apple Laptop of Rs.2,10,000/-, Mobile Phone of Rs.1,10,000/- and other luxurious articles etc. : Rs. 15,84,987/-,Vehicles one Jeep Campus bearing registration No. OD 02 AT 8989 in the name of SO. (Being used by SO for journey from Berhampur to Phulbani, Volkswagen Car bearing registration No. OD 02 P 8085 in the name of Pratik Subham, the Son of SO. Scooter bearing Regd. No. OD 02 AJ 8989 in the name of Amarjit Gouda, brother of Amaresh Gouda (Henchman). Scooter and all its documents found from the house of SO at Berhampur Rs,23,21,800.
Apart of the aboves; Gold ornaments of 251 gms traced including marriage gift of 70 gms. Value of 180 gms taken into calculation @ 2700 per gms : Rs. 4,86,000/-,Silver utensils and ornaments of 7KG 109 gms. : Rs. 2,48,815/-,Deposits in Banks in the name of SO, his wife and son (SBI, Andhra Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank: Rs. 2,97,475/-,Hard cash1,23,000/- and the total comes Rs. 1,36,32,077/-.
SO Sri Behera entered in service in the year 1991 as Statistical Assistant. He deputed to H&UD Department in March, 2009 and worked as Executive Officer of Kashinagar, Paralakhemundi and Polasara. Despite the above he took additional charge as EO of Phulbani Municipality since July, 2016 and till date continuing .
Despite the above, reportedly the SO has a single roomed flat at Gopalpur in the name of his mother-in-law which requires further verification.and enquiry is going on to unearth more assets and other substantial expenditure of the S.O..in connection Berhampur Vigilance File No. 19 dt.27.06.2019.
Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,27/06/19:A local court in Khallikote in Ganjam convicted five accused persons and sentenced them to life in jail in 2014 journalist Tarun Acharya’s murder case.
The 34-year-old journalist, Tarun Acharya, who was working with a Odia TV channel, was murdered in Khallikote of Ganjam district on May 28, 2014 night while he was returning home from work.
As the incident had happened close to Khallikote Police Station, it had led to public outcry in the State. At the time of the incident, Acharya was survived by his wife and eight-month-old daughter.
In connection Khallikote Additional District Judge court awarded life imprisonment to Santosh Maharana (prime accused), Sibaram Nayak, Shyam Sundar Prusty, Suresh Chandra Sahu and Ramesh Reddy.
They were found guilty of killing stringer Tarun Acharya. The sentence was pronounced after total 45 witnesses were cross-examined in the case.
A total of six persons including journalist Sibaram Nayak were involved in the sensational murder of the television journalist. While five were arrested in this connection, one accused identified as Nrusingha Panda is still at large.
The Crime Branch was handed over the case in 2015 by the order of Odisha High Court.
He had reported employment of child labourers in a cashew processing factory owned by one of the convicts Shyam Sundar Prusty at Bharasa.
“Truth has triumphed and it is a victory for the working journalists. Without any reason, cashew factory owner Shyam Prusty hired supari killers and killed my brother. One accused Nrusingha Panda is still absconding,” said deceased Acharya’s brother.
Rourkela,25/06/19:The Plant Site police have busted a Cricket World Cup betting racket in Odisha’s Rourkela city and arrested two persons in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a house at Janta Niwas lane here late last night and apprehended the accused duo. The arrested have been identified as Nagarmalla Agarwal and Sunil Agarwal.
Cops have also seized Rs 31 lakh and 17 mobile phones from their possession.
Efforts are on to nab the Kingpin and others involved in the racket and investigation is underway, Sources said.