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Illegal kidney transplantat in Bargarh

The Special Task Force of Crime Branch has taken up probe into the allegation of an illegal kidney transplantation incident which surfaced in Bargarh district. The organ transplant had been carried out in a private hospital of the City more than two years back.

Following an instruction from Additional Director General Bijay Kumar Sharma, a three-member team led by a DSP-ranked officer proceeded to Bargarh to investigate into allegations of Amil Swamy whose kidney was transplanted on Raghav Ram Dora, neighbour of the former.

Earlier, basing on a complaint filed by Swamy, a 37-year-old resident of Talipada in Bargarh town, a police team of Bargarh had initiated investigation into the incident. According to the complaint, Swamy’s kidney was allegedly removed and transplanted on Dora without the former’s knowledge while he was shown as the latter’s brother. The documents were allegedly forged.

The Special Task Force has registered a case under Sections 419/468/471/120(B) and 506 of the Indian Penal Code as well as Sections 18/19/20 of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. While medical examination will be carried out, allegations of fabrication of documents and exchange of money will also be verified. The Special Task Force will also probe if the hospital authorities overlooked the norms and existence of any racket in the organ transplant.

Bargarh wildlife sanctuary gears up for tourist season

Unlike other wildlife sanctuaries in the state, the Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary in Bargarh district is a much sought after destination for tourists as it offers easy and better sighting of animals, thanks to the park’s proximity to the Hirakud water reservoir. And now that winter has set in, tourists will start arriving in droves.

The reservoir is the main source of water for the prey and wild animals. Besides, there is less human interference here. While the route between Dhodrokusum to Chourasimal has been identified as the bison route, the stretch from Dhodrokusum to Damkighati is known for the presence of herbivores such as boar, spotted deer and sambar. Leopards are sighted on the route from Lakhanpur to Badduma, reports The Times of India.

Divisional forest officer (Hirakud wildlife division) Sudeep Nayak said sighting is best between 4 and 6 pm.

Mostly tourists from West Bengal flock the sanctuary between December and March. The eco-tourism cottages at Barakhandia have been designed in such a way overlooking the reservoir that tourists can watch migratory birds such as ducks, geese and waders from the cottages. To see animals along specific routes, permission has to be sought from the range office at Dhodrokusum.

Fugitive Cop Arrested in Makhnu Bag Death Case

sushil-naik-bheden-thanaThe Officer in Charge of Bheden Police Station, Sushil Naik, who was absconding in the Makhnu Bag death case, has finally been arrested by Bheden police from Bargarh town. He was produced before the Birmaharajpur Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM), who remanded him in judicial custody on Monday. With this, the number of arrests made in the custodial death case went up to five.

On Monday last week, Sub-Inspector Soumya Ranjan Patra and Assistant Sub-Inspector Pitambar Behera of Bheden police station were arrested for their alleged involvement in bumping off Bag of Dekulba village under Bheden police limits in Bargarh district. Subsequently, police nabbed Home Guard Prakash Dehury and Home Guard driver Pramod Sahu on Thursday for their alleged involvement in the killing.

On the other hand, the woman constable, Geeta Bhoi who was present at the police station during the incident, is still at large.

On Sunday morning, the skeletal remains of Bag were handed over to his family members.

A rape case had been registered at Bheden police station in June against Raju, son of Bag. As Raju was absconding, police had called Bag to the police station for interrogation. Bag last visited Bheden police station on July 17 with Gram Rakhi of the village, Kushal Chatar and since then had gone missing.

The family members searched for him, but in vain. They even knocked the doors of Bheden police only to be informed that Bag had left for his house. His skeletal remains were found in Metakani forest in Ulunda block of Sonepur district on September 24. After confirming that the skeletal remains belonged to Bag, his son Biju lodged a complaint with Ulunda police stating that Bag was killed by Bheden police and the body dumped in the forest.

Ulunda police, in the presence of the Magistrate, seized the skeletal remains and began investigating into the matter.

The skeletal remains, sent for DNA testing, confirmed that those were of Bag.

Rahul Gandhi to lead a ‘Chasi Banchao Padayatra’ in Bargarh

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will lead a ‘Save Farmer March’ in Bargarh district during his two-day visit to Odisha to highlight alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in mitigating the plight of peasants.
“Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to embark upon a two-day visit to Odisha on September 10 during which he will lead a Chasi Banchao Padyatra in Bargarh district which is witnessing suicide by farmers,” Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan told reporters on Tuesday.

In view of drought like situation, mainly in western Odisha where farmers are committing suicide due to crop loss and debt burden, the ‘Save Farmer March’ is being held to emphasise the urgent need to save the distressed peasants, Harichandan said.
The padyatra would also highlight the failure of the BJD government in the state and BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre in bringing relief to the farmers, PCC Chief said. Other programmes for the AICC Vice-President are being worked out, he said.
Hitting out at Naveen Patnaik government, Harichandan accused the BJD regime of failing to respond properly to the drought situation faced by the state and to mitigate the plight of the farmers who are hit hard by scanty rainfall.
No timely step was also taken to ensure that the farmers who are facing crop loss are covered by insurance, he said.

Illegal affair leads to kill husband

Over a month after the Paikmal police exhumed the body of Kasyap Bag (36) in Jamuna Nagar here on May 4, they claimed to have solved the murder mystery. Bag had gone missing on April 30. Police have arrested three persons including Bag’s widow Bindu (32), her cousin Nirupama Seth (26), besides paramour of Bindu and prime accused Premananda Dansena (35).

Informing this to mediapersons on Thursday, Bargarh SP Ashish Singh said Bag was working as a migrant labourer in Tamil Nadu. He had called up his wife Bindu and informed her that he was coming home on April 28 for Baisakh Mela in Nrusinghanath temple. Apparently, Bindu had developed a relationship with Premananda over the last nine months and they sought help of Nirupama to eliminate Bag.

When he reached home at Jamunanagar at about 7 pm on April 28, Bindu offered him alcohol laced with sleeping pills along with mutton. When he became semi-conscious, Premananda attacked Bag with an axe. However, the axe missed his throat and hit his chin resulting in a deep cut and bleeding. Thereafter, both Bindu and Premananda cleaned the blood and the plan to eliminate him was shelved. Next day on April 29, Bag was not allowed by Bindu to move out of the house and she again offered him liquor laced with more sleeping pills which rendered Bag motionless.

On April 30 night, Premananda tied a rope from a wooden beam in the roof of the house and the trio hanged Bag for about two hours which is believed to have caused his death. After covering the body with a bedsheet, they buried the body in the courtyard of the house.

As Paikmal police came to know about mysterious disappearance of Bag, they visited the house and came across newly laid concrete patch in the courtyard. This raised their suspicion and after digging about four feet, they found a dead body with limbs tied and face covered with cloth. As Bindu was missing, police doubted her involvement and started tracking her.

The three had left for Raipur after committing the crime and then shifted to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Police said when the three accused had come to Bargarh to arrange money, they were arrested at the railway station.

Bag and Bindu had a love marriage 12 years back and were forced to leave their village in Chhattisgarh after their families refused to accept the marriage. They had settled down in Jamunanagar under Paikmal police limits acheter viagra pfizer france. The couple has a son and a daughter and the children have been kept in Kasturba Matru Niketan at Paikmal by police. Premananda is also married and has a son and a daughter.