Berhampur,13/11/18:Today Ch. Vanishree, Sr. Draftsman, Planning Section, O/o BDA, Berhampur, Dist.-Ganjam has been caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance, Berhampur Division for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.12,000/- (Rupees Twelve Thousand) from complainant Anish Baig of Niladri Bihar, Berhampur to process the building plan approval file of his father.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on 13.11.2018 at 12:20 P.M Ch. Vanishree, Sr. Draftsman was caught red-handed by Vigilance Officers, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.12,000/- from complainant Sri Baig. The bribe money was recovered from the vanity bag of Ch. Vanishree and seized in presence of witnesses. Both hand washes as well as the vanity bag wash of Ch. Vanishree gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by her. Her residential house at Gandhi Nagar, Berhampur is being searched. Ch. Vanishree, Sr. Draftsman has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.
Khordha,09/11/18:A joint team of Odisha police and Special Operation Group (SOG) launched a search operation in Gajamundia forest near Deuli village here today after the detention of a suspected Maoist on Thursday.
The police recovered cooking items from the forest during the search operation, which is in progress.
According to reports, the locals had caught one person on suspicion having links with Maoists yesterday. They handed over the suspect to the police.
The accused was identified as Suresh, a resident of Potangi village of Nuapada district.
Sources said that the 20-year-old Suresh was cooking for the ultras in the area in the past two months. He was also providing grocery items to them.
Suresh was caught by the locals while he was purchasing some grocery items yesterday afternoon.
During interrogation, he has reportedly confessed before police about his alleged association with the Maoists.
Cuttack,07/11/18:Vigilance sleuths nabbed the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Bisra block in Sundergarh district while accepting a bribe of Rs 1lakh. The accused has been identified as Prasant Kumar Rout.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on 6.11.2018. Accused Rout, B.D.O. was caught red-handed by the Vigilance officers at the rest room of Bisra Block office, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.1,00,000/- from complainant Sri Jena. Sri Rout, B.D.O received the bribe money of Rs.1,00,000/- from the complainant, and kept the same in a table drawer. The bribe money was recovered from the possession of Sri Rout and seized in presence of witnesses. His right hand wash as well as table drawer wash gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him. His residential house located at Bhadrak Town, rented house at Bhubaneswar and Govt. quarter at Bisra, Dist-Sundargarh are being searched. Sri Rout, B.D.O. has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.
Meanwhile, simultaneous raids have been conducted by the anti-corruption officials at the BDO’s office in Bisra and his residence in Bhadrak and further probe into the incident is on.
“The BDO was caught red handed while receiving the bribe amount which he had kept in a drawer and the money has been seized,” said Vigilance DSP, Rourkela, Dasharathi Sethi.
Reportedly, Rout was earlier charged with allegations of misappropriation of 584 quintals of PDS rice when he was posted as the BDO of Danagadi block in Jajpur district in 2012.
Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,06/11/18:The managing director of a chit fund company and his wife, who is a director of the firm based in Odisha's Ganjam district were arrested by the police from Bhubaneswar on Tuesday for allegedly duping investors of over Rs 60 crore,
Today in a Press meet Berhampur SP,Pinak Mishra said,the Managing Director Braja Mohan Patnaik and his wife Tridhara Mohanty,Director of Datum Marketing Limited had been absconding since May this year, However our Police team could able to arrest the couple from Bhubaneswar.
The exact amount duped by the company, which had started functioning in October 2006, from the investors is yet to be assessed. Preliminary investigations, however, showed it had collected around Rs 60 crore under different schemes from over 1550 investors from across the state and outside through agents, the SP added.
The couple were brought back to Berhampur and produced before a court which remanded the couple to police custody for three days, he said. The police had registered two cases against the couple and some employees of the company in 2016 and May this year following which the two fled.The company had cheated people by promising them to multiply their money in a short of time but with their ill intention, Mishra said.
When the issue came to limelight and the company did not pay the depositors in time even after the maturity of their investments, several of them had demonstrated in front of the company's office demanding that they be refunded their money.
In context,Alok Jena,IIC Golonthara said the company's head office at Konishi near here has been sealed and documents, computers, hard discs were seized. Four bank accounts had also been freezed.
Berhampur,06/11/18:Basis on the complaint from.Hemalata Behera,of Banchanidhi Nagar, Berhampur the accused persons Paramananda Behera, Ashok Mohapatra, Ramesh Patra, Gopal Krushna Panda and Swarnalata Mohapatra were arrested by BN Pur Police staff here on Tuesday.
According to JK Patnaik,IIC,BN Pur police station that all four accused persons had opened an Agency at Subba Rao Chhak in city during the year 2013 in the names & style as Future Infra Ltd. to deal with purchase and sale of lands. When the Complainant approached them for plots they regd. fake lands in her favour and took away Rs.16,00,000/- for two plots in shape of cash & cheques by cheating.
After proper investigation when the police find sufficient evidence and clues a team of police officers arrested the accuse persons on Tuesday at evening hours and forwarded to Court.
This refers to B.N.Pur PS Case No.242 dt.6.11.18 U/s 341/294/323/420/506/34 IPC r/w Sec. 3(1)(r) (s)/3(2)(va) SC&ST (POA) Act.
Malkangiri,06/11/18: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in coming days and more developmental activities will be undertaken in the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malkangiri district, said DGP RP Sharma today.
The Odisha DGP on Tuesday visited Malkangiri district to review anti-Naxal operations there. DGP Sharma landed at the BSF headquarters in a helicopter.
At first, Sharma accompanied by ADG (Operations) RP Koche, Special Intelligence Wing IG Ghanshyam Upadhyay and SOG Commandant Anirudh Singh visited the Malkangiri Police Headquarters and congratulated the SOG and DVF jawans for their remarkable achievement.
Later, the top police officials held a closed-door meeting at the district police headquarters. During the meeting the police chalked out a blue print to wipe out the rebels from the insurgent-infested districts.
Koraput DIG Ashish Singh,Malkangiri SP Jagamohan Meena and Koraput SP Kanvar Singh including other police officials were also present in the meeting.
The DGP also today echoed his earlier saying that the Papluru encounter was the most remarkable achievement of the State Police till now. In the operation, five Maoists of the Kalimela Dalam were killed. Out of which, police identified three Maoists including two female cadre.
Malkangiri,06/11/18: Police on Tuesday identified the bodies of two other Maoists who were gunned down in Poplur–Kurmanur encounter on Monday, officials said.
The two slain Maoists were identified as Padalama Hantala and Sundaraya Hantala of Sindurapali village. They were also the member of Kalimela Dalma.
Notably, an anti-Maoist operation was launched on Sunday evening in Poplur–Kurmanur forest area under Kalimela police station by the District and State Operations Wing.
During the operation, five Maoists including three male and two female cadres were gunned down. Besides, two SLR rifles, one INSAS rifle, one hand granite including other explosives were recovered from the spot.
On Monday, three Maoists including two female cadres were identified as Unga Sodhi, Mase Madhi and Seema Kendruka.
Report; Pranaya Panda, Odishabarta
Berhampur,06/11/18:The Datum MD Brajamohan Patnaik is detained at Golanthara police station Monday.
Alok Jena,IIC,Golonthara Police station arrested the Managing Director of Datum Ponzi Scam (Master mind) Brajamohan Patnaik on Monday from Bhubaneswar.
Getting the information hundreds of depositors gathered before the PS all they came with their bond papers, Cheque or Documents as a proof of identity with expectation to get back their deposits (?).
Notably last year a case has been registered at Golonthara Police station allegedly duping 1000 investors.
Over the last year he allegedly convinced people to invest money with promise of high returns. However according to Dr Jena,IIC ,now the interrogation is on by now the accused admitted 8/9 Crores being duped by him. Unless the investigation process is completed it’s very difficult to give a clear figure for public notice.
Further investigation and interrogation is under progress.