Bolangir,29/01/19:An employee of a leading Odia daily newspaper was brutally murdered by some miscreants in Bolangir town late last night.
According to source,the deceased, identified as Pratap Mohapatra of Jagatsinghpur who was working as the Business Development Executive of the newspaper.
While going to office late last night, some miscreants allegedly attacked Mohapatra with sharp weapons killing him on the spot. Preliminary investigation stated the miscreants attacked him in an attempt to loot.
After receiving information, local police reached the spot and recovered the body for post mortem. Besides, the police have detained three personsunder suspect in connection with the incident.
Bhubaneswar,21/01/19:The 61st Senior Police Officers’ 3-day Conference concluded on Saturday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik joined as chief guest of the event at Police Bhavan here.
Patnaik praises on the Odisha Police for maintaining law and order situation in the state, minimizing crime rates and Police’s role in 2019 Men’s Hockey World Cup’s management. CM was presented with the agenda consisting of discussions at the 3-day conference.
Also present in the event were the Chief Election Commissioner to prep the State Police for the upcoming General elections and the Forensic expert to educate the force on better use of Forensic Science.
Attending the conference were district ACP, range IG, DIG, Cuttack-Bhubaneswar DCP, under-training IPS officers. Also present were senior officials from Home Guard, Fire Service, Vigilance departments.
CM Naveen Patnaik commended the Police Department on the last day of 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference. Implying law and order, minimizing crime rates, managing 2019 Men’s Hockey World Cup, and tackling Maoists- Mr. Patnaik congratulated the department in being successful in all. The CM emphasized on modernization of techniques and make optimal use of available technology.
He pointed out that Police personnel face all kinds of unfavorable situations every day, and yet they make the best out of any situations. The State Government has strived hard to provide the Police force a better working environment so as to curb the crime rate across the state, said the CM.
Two prime agendas were in focus at the last day of the conference- upcoming General Election and use of Forensic Science.
Chief Election Commisioner Surendra Kumar was present at the 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference. He was here to prep the State Police for the upcoming General Elections. He was here to make sure of free and fair elections. He also said that another workshop will be conducted before elections for Zonal IGs.
Forensic expert Hitesh Trivedi was a part of the conference to upskill the State Police force on making the best use of available Forensic Science technology. He gave several tips to the Police personnel too.
On last day of 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference, CM Patnaik launched a website called ‘Arakshi App’. Investigating Officers can use this website for investigation. This conference will be the best for young IPS officers, added Mr. Patnaik.
Police DG Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma said, “On this 3-day conference we had discussions on maintaining law and order, tackling Maoist activities, handling cyber-crimes.”
I have feelings for Nirupama. But she rejected my proposal. The boy was an obstacle in our relationship. So I killed him,”(!).Debasis
My Relationship developed through Face Book (?).
Berhampur,16/01/19:A frustrated Romeo was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a seven-year-old by on 12th January.
The accused person who identified as Debasis Panda, is the so called uncle of the deceased Ashish Anshuman.
Today Pinak Mishra,SP,Berhampur while addressing to media person said, On dated.12/01/19 one Smt Niruparani Acharya of Tota street,Berhampur under Gosanianuagaon police limit had reported that about a year back incidentally her family came in contact with one Debasis Panda (30) of village Jakhpura,district Jajpur Odisha.
On 12th on this month about 10..45 am Debasis had taken her only son Ashish (7yrs) in her Scooty to drop him his DAV school at Gandhinagar in Berhampur city.On inquiry she ascertained that, Debasis Panda had not drop her son at school (!). Suspecting her son to have been kidnapped away by Debasis Panda she had lodged the report before the police station.
Regarding the gravity of the case, two police teams were formed by SP,Pinak Mishra under the directive supervision of Addl SP,Santanu Kumar Dash and Pravat Kumar Routray entrusted with the specific job to rescue the missing boy.The team was consisting of IIC,Kulamani Sethy,Suresh Tripathy,JK Patnaik and Nihar Ranjan Pradhan.
On 13th evening police traced the Identity card of Asish Anshuman the missing boy from National Highway,Chatrapur and next day found the used Scooty at Auto Nagar,Haladiapadar wherein the shirt of Debasis Panda which was worn by him while taking the missing boy to drop him at school was found stained with blood(!).told by Pinak.
However, during the investigation police could able to know Debasis Panda have gone to Village Dunguripalli in Subarnapur district.Geeting the intelligence report a team was deputed to Dunguripalli village wherein Debasis Panda traced.
In police custody after long hours interrogation accuse Debasis Panda admitted his guilt activity and to have killed Asish Anshuman by crushing stone on his head near Tara Tarini temple and concealed the dead body along with other incrementing materials.
After confired,our police team along with one Magistrate visited the place of concealed. Police recovered the dead body and sent to P.M,to MKCG Hospital, he added.
Notably police arrested Debasis basis on the clue of Mobile traking and CCTV footage.
Kandhamal,13/01/19: On a schoolgirl delivering baby in a hostel in Kandhamal.
The 14-year-old girl, a student of class eight, delivered the baby in the school hostel on Saturday (January 12) night, Kandhamal District Welfare Officer (DWO), Charulata Mallick said.
The school 'Seva Ashram High School' at Daringibadi in Kandhamal district is run by the SC and ST development department of Odisha. The student and her newborn were admitted to a local hospital, where their condition is stated to be normal.
Taking strict actions in the incident of a schoolgirl delivering baby in a hostel, the district administration has suspended five persons in this connection.
According to reports, three Assistant Superintendents, 1 health worker (ANM) and 2 matrons, of the hostel have been suspended by the Kandhamal district administration.
The Kandhamal Collector has also directed the sub-Collector to conduct a probe into the matter and submit the report within 10 days.
Besides, the district Collector has written a letter to the state government recommending action against the headmistress of the tribal residential school in Baliguda in the district.
Berhampur,11/01/19:Two male ganja peddlers i have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for ten years by a court here for smuggling ganja from Mohona in Gajapati district.
According to information from Santanu Kumar Dash,ASP,Berhampur On 23.03.2015 Kulamani Sethi during his posting at Baidyanathpur PS as SI of police had detected two persons namely Andreya Majhi and Karnel Mallik of vill- Panasa Khala, PS- Mohana, Dist- Gajapati while transporting 20 KG 780 Grms of Ganja on a Hero Honda Splender plus motorcycle from Mohana to Khurda. On his written complainant Baidyanathpur PS Case No. 50/2015 U/S 20(b)(ii) NDPS Act was registered, both accused persons were forwarded to the court.
The case was investigated in to by Ajay Ku Mishra, the than IIC Baidyanathpur PS and on completion of investigation CS was submitted against both the accused persons. The case was tried in the honourable court of 1st Addl Dist & Sessions Judge, Berhampur. Honourable court pronounced judgement in the case on Friday where in both accused persons are found guilty and sentenced to undergo RI for 10 years and deposit fine of Rs 1,00,000/- . In the case 11 PWs were examined.
Adv Sri Anil Kumar Sahu, Addl PP while was prosecuting the case, Adv Sudhansu Panda was the defence counsel.
Bhubaneswar,10/01/19:On the occasion of 11th Raising Day of Commissionerate Police at OSAP 7th Battalion Parade Ground, Chandrasekharpur inspector in-charge Dipak Mishra was awarded for his contribution in arresting Golden Baba.
Director General of Police (DGP) Rajendra Prasad Sharma, who was the chief guest at the event, honoured Misra as the ‘Best Inspector’. Mishra is currently posted as Chandrasekharpur Police station IIC.
Notably Deepak Mishra did many remarkable achievements while he was Inspector of BN Pur under Berhampur Police District.
Including Deepak another 21 police personnel were also felicitated for their excellence at their work place.
The Commissionerate Police on December 31 arrested an alleged fraudster popularly known as ‘Golden Baba’ @ Jyotiranjan Beura here for allegedly duping a resident of Barbil in Keonjhar district.
Cuttack,08/01/19:The major focus for State Vigilance during 2018 has been on registration of trap cases against public servants demanding and accepting bribe during delivery of basic public services to the people and implementation of developmental and welfare schemes for the beneficiaries belonging to poor, backward and weaker sections of society. Another thrust area has been registration of high value Disproportionate Assets cases. Strengthening the prosecution system with a view to increase the rate of conviction has also been a priority area.
REGISTRATION OF CRIMINAL CASES
During the year 2018, State Vigilance has registered 429 criminal cases against 707 persons including 542 Public servants and 165 Private persons.
This includes 182 Trap cases, 98 DA (Disproportionate Assets) cases and 149 Misappropriation cases against 52 Class-I officers, 44 Class-II officers, 433 Class-III employees, 13 Class-IV employees and 165 Private persons.
During the year 2018, 182 trap cases have been registered against 195 persons including 192 Public servants and 3 Private persons. The trap cases have been registered against 12 Class-I officers, 10 Class-II officers, 161 Class-III employees, 9 Class-IV employees and 3 Private persons for demand and acceptance of bribe amounting to Rs.16.90 lakhs.
During 2018, there was a perceptible increase in registration of trap cases in as many as 182 trap cases were registered against 195 persons as against 161 trap cases registered against 177 persons during 2017, recording a rise of 13%. Out of the total trap cases during 2018, 7 cases of interception of public servants while travelling with huge un-accountant for cash of Rs.23.04 Lakhs and gold coin were registered as against 6 interception cases involving Rs. 15.61 Lakhs registered during 2017. Similarly, out of 7 interception cases of 2018, 5 cases were registered against Class-I officers as against 3 cases in 2017.
DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS (DA) CASES
During the year 2018, 98 D.A cases have been registered against 145 persons including 103 Public servants and 42 Private persons. DA cases have been registered against 23 Class-I officers, 21 Class-II officers, 55 Class-III employees, 4 Class-IV employees and 42 Private persons for acquisition of disproportionate assets beyond their known sources of income. The total disproportionate assets in all the 98 DA cases has been calculated as around Rs.94.25 Crores.
During 2018, the focus being on registration of high value D.A. cases, in as many as 38 cases, the total assets seized during house search were worth more than one crore in each case. The total amount of Disproportionate Assets in D.A. cases was also perceptibly higher i.e. about Rs.94.25 Crores as against Rs.67.30 Crores in 2017, recording a rise of 40%..
State Vigilance has registered 149 misappropriation cases relating to misappropriation of public money against 367 persons including 247 public servants and 120 private persons involving misappropriation of public funds amounting to Rs.15.18 Crores. Misappropriation cases have been registered against 17 Class-I officers, 13 Class-II officers, 217 Class-III employees and 120 Private persons.
During the year 2018, 241 accused persons have been arrested and forwarded in custody, which includes 26 Class-I officers, 19 Class-II officers, 182 Class-III employees, 9 Class-IV employees and 5 Private persons.
Thus, the number of arrested accused persons increased i.e. 241 including 26 Class-I officers in 2018 as against 218 accused persons including 20 Class-I officers during 2017.
During the year 2018, 234 Vigilance cases have been disposed of. Out of these, 16 cases were abated due to death of the accused persons and 4 cases were discharged/dropped. Out of the rest 214 cases, 110 cases ended in conviction against 20 Class-I officers, 9 Class-II officers, 90 Class-III employees, 1 Class-IV employee and 13 Private persons. Thus, altogether 133 accused persons were convicted during the year. The percentage of conviction in respect of cases disposed of after trial by the courts during the year comes to 51.40% as against 47% recorded in 2017, recording a rise of 4.40%. During 2018, 20 Class-I officers were convicted as against 7 Class-I officers convicted during 2017. Thus, there was almost three fold increase in conviction of Class-I officers.
During the year 2018, 33 Public servants including 2 Class-I officers, 3 Class-II officers, 27 Class III employees and 1 Class-IV employee were dismissed from service following their conviction in Vigilance cases.
During the year 2018, State Vigilance has recommended for initiation of Departmental action against 542 Public servants including 69
Class-I officers, 85 Class-II officers, 374 Class III employees and 14 Class-IV employees. Thus, there was a perceptible rise in recommendation for Departmental action against public servants during 2018 i.e. 542 as against 466 during 2017, recording a rise of 16%.
During the year 2018, State Vigilance has initiated 422 enquiries against 544 Public servants and others, which include 22 Class-I officers, 38 Class-II officers, 439 Class-III employees, 11 Class-IV employees and 34 Private persons for their alleged involvement in various acts of corruption.
The year 2018 has been a year of modernization, expansion, restructuring and capacity building for Odisha Vigilance. A retired Bank officer and a practicing Chartered Accountant have been engaged as consultants. Cyber Cells have been opened at Vigilance Directorate and Divisions. Additional posts of legal counsels have been created. Government have also approved the creation of ten posts of Prosecution Liaison Officers to strengthen the prosecution system.
Two more Forest Units for Bhubaneswar and Koraput Vigilance Divisions have been sanctioned and now all the six Vigilance Divisions have their own Forest Units. Following the introduction of goods and services tax, a Specialized Finance Wing has come up in place of Commercial Tax Wing at Vigilance Directorate and Divisions for assisting in Vigilance investigations and enquiries.
Establishment of a State Vigilance Academy at Bhubaneswar was the biggest achievement in the year-2018. This is the first Anti-Corruption Training Academy for any State, which will greatly boost the training infrastructure and resources. The Academy has started functioning and conducted Vigilance familiarization training of IPS Probationers. The State Vigilance has also significantly extended its interface with the Colleges, Universities and Academia and intensified internship programmes for Law students.
Bhubaneswar,04/01/19:The Economic Offences Wing of Odisha Crime Branch will interrogate the Golden Baba @ Jyotiranjan Beura regarding his financial transaction.
The agency will also try to extract information regarding his relationship with some political leaders. The Commissionerate Police wrote to the Crime Branch, requesting interrogation of the fraudster who was arrested for allegedly duping people and many companies.
Original name is Jyotiranjan Beura. He was called Golden Baba as he always wears heavy gold ornaments and attends various political meetings and programmes.
According to source,, the police had been searching for the golden baba for a long period in various fraud cases following a complaint was lodged by a victim from Barbil.About 19 cases are pending against him in different police stations.