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Commissionerate Police To Invoke OUPA Section 45 “Tadipar” Against Habitual Narcotic Offenders

10 July 2019


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Bhubaneswar: Tightening the noose around habitual drug peddlers, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police has now geared up to invoke Section 45 of Odisha Urban Police Act-2003 (OUPA) against the parasites and viruses of society.

Section 45 of OUPA under the caption ‘Dispersal of gangs and bodies of persons’ reads: “Whenever it appears to the Commissioner that the movement or encampment of any gang or body of persons in any part of the area of the Commissionerate is causing or is calculated to cause danger to person or property or alarm or reasonable suspicion that unlawful designs are entertained by such gang or body of persons or by members thereof, the Commissioner may, by order addressed to the persons appearing to be leaders or chiefmen of such gang or body of persons and published by announcement or beat of drums or otherwise as the Commissioner thinks fit, direct the members of such gang or body of persons—

(a) to so conduct themselves as shall seem necessary in order to prevent violence and alarm; or

(b) to disperse and to remove themselves beyond the limits of the said area or any part thereof, within such time as the Commissioner shall specify and not to enter such area or the part thereof, as the case may be, from which they were directed to remove themselves.”

“We will invoke Sec 45 of OUPA against the habitual offenders - removal from Commissionerate’s jurisdictions or Tadipar,” told Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty.

As per a press release circulated simultaneously by the Office of the DCP, Bhubaneswar, “In a special drive launched against trading of narcotic substances, Commissionerate Police UPD Bhubaneswar conducted raids under several police station limits to bust the racket, 9 cases have been registered under Badagada, Laxmisagar, Chandaka, Chandrasekharpur, Khandagiri, Saheednagar, Infocity, Nayapalli PSs with arrest of thirteen accused persons.”

The 13 arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Babaji Ch. Sahoo, Ayesha Bibi, Sarif Khan, Manas Sahoo, Lalit Mohan Parida, Muna Sethi, Susanta Kumar Sahoo, Satyajit Samal, Sibu Das, G. Satya Narayan Rao, Landa alias Surendra Maharana, Juma Khan and Valu alias Prasanta Kumar Nayak.

The Commissionerate Police press note also underlines that accused Sibu Das has been involved in scores of cases (8) registered by Jatni PS since 2017 till date.

The Bhubaneswar DCP stated that such drive has been continuing to neutralize and detect clandestine transaction of contrabands.

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Satyajit Mohanty, Commissioner Of Police, Twin-City