Odisha Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar court orders release of Rs 20 lakhs frozen amount to hotel fraud victim

Anikesh had impersonated as a contractor involved in various projects of ITDC and while Chandan faked as a senior official of ITDC and Bikash claimed he was working as a clerk in the Corporation.

published on : 15th May 2022

Odisha Crime Branch arrests three for selling mobile numbers to cyber criminals 

The cyber fraudsters used to create fake WhatsApp accounts of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and requested money from a few MPs.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Odisha crime branch arrests chit fund firm director from Madhya Pradesh

The company under various lucrative schemes and packages promoted direct selling of various household and electronic goods having cashback offers.

published on : 16th February 2022

Odisha Crime Branch arrests three Jharkhand cyber cons wanted in 20 states

The trio along with their associates had contacted more than 4.38 lakh people spanning across the country including Odisha.

published on : 30th January 2022

Odisha Crime Branch's STF nabs drug peddler from West Bengal

A team of Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force and West Bengal police arrested a notorious inter-State drug trafficker in connection with a case registered against him in the State. 

published on : 10th January 2022

COVID drugs trade: Orissa HC stays proceedings against main accused

The State drugs control squad had seized around 170 boxes containing around 17,000 allegedly fake Favipiravir tablets from the firm on June 10.

published on : 16th November 2021

Odisha Crime Branch arrest man with Rs 1 crore worth brown sugar

They intercepted Safikul Sk of Beldanga in Murshidabad district on NH-16 near Tangi on Wednesday when he was attempting to deliver the consignment to a customer.

published on : 22nd October 2021

DRDO espionage: Odisha Crime Branch finds Pakistan link 

The Crime Branch is zeroing on the woman operative who had allegedly honey-trapped five employees to elicit defence secrets. 

published on : 7th October 2021

DRDO espionage case: Odisha Crime Branch to take Interpol help to locate UK number

Sources said the lady handler had been calling the accused from different locations after initially establishing a link with them through WhatsApp. 

published on : 30th September 2021

With no eye on the field, crooks in Odisha pocket crores meant for farm equipment subsidy

Agriculture subsidy on farm implements, amounting to several crores of rupees, is being pocketed by unscrupulous elements in Odisha, thanks to absence of physical verification.

published on : 19th September 2021

DRDO espionage case: Odisha Crime Branch takes five accused on seven-day remand

Earlier in the day, the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate at Balasore granted remand of the five, including a staffer and four contractual employees of at ITR for a week.

published on : 19th September 2021

Odisha forest official death: DFO, cook undergo lie-detector test

Though details of the test are yet to be known, reports of alleged mismatch of statements of the DFO and cook have surfaced.

published on : 19th September 2021

Odisha Crime Branch takes over DRDO espionage case

The four accused had allegedly communicated classified defence secrets to the foreign agents after they were contacted through various ISD phone numbers.

published on : 16th September 2021

Crime Branch takes over probe into Odisha forest officer's mysterious death

Bidya reportedly wanted a divorce from Soumya and his family members have accused her of developing a bonhomie with Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sangram Behera.

published on : 14th August 2021