The first incident occurred at Raruan police limits where the victim’s hitchhike home after attending a Dussehra event ended horribly.
The kidnappers took the mother-son duo to Chhattisgarh in a vehicle and while moving through Sareipali came across a police patrol vehicle.
Biridi police arrested an elderly couple along with their son from Hajipur on charges of murdering the daughter-in-law over alleged extra-marital affair in August.
Gita Podiami of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district and Debe Podiami of Malkangiri's Kalimela area surrendered before DGP Abhay at Sunabeda in Koraput.
The team also visited Bargarh police station as part of the investigation process but refused to divulge any details.
In a letter to the Addl DGP (Human Rights Protection Cell), the SP requested for an inquiry into the matter basing on the petition filed by deceased Gobinda Kumbhar's wife Rubi Kumbhar.
Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena asked the Addl DGP (Law and Order) to religiously follow the SOPs for deployment of ODRAF teams in search and rescue operations.
The informers had initially established links through Facebook messenger before exchanging information frequently through WhatsApp, Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda said.
ASI Pramod Patra lodged a complaint against BJD leader Pranay Sahu and Deben Joshi of Kandumunda, Rabi Thakur of Jamutbahal besides Kainru Sahu of Gourenmunda in Gaisilet police station on the day.
Though details of the test are yet to be known, reports of alleged mismatch of statements of the DFO and cook have surfaced.
As many as 2,569 road accidents deaths have been recorded in the six months as against 2,062 deaths during the same period last year.
When ex-serviceman Manoranjan Rout was stopped for not wearing a helmet, he allegedly threw the fine amount on the face of a policeman. This reportedly agitated the police and made them attack him.
CBI had in 2016 raided Prasad’s house and offices in connection with the alleged Rs 1,200 crore chit fund scam committed by Wellfare Building and Estates in Odisha and Jharkhand among other states.
A special team of the Odisha CID crime branch police led by inspector TR Sahu took Vijaya Prasad into custody on Monday as part of the investigation into the cases registered against him in July 2019
The worth of the seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore.