By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, November 16, 2021: Launching a special drive, Odisha Police has arrested 3,488 fugitives in 10-days.

The special warrant drive was conducted between November 5 and 14, during which the non-bailable warrants were executed. This includes 2,392 warrants/arrests in GR cases, 400 warrants/arrests in sessions trial cases and 696 warrants/arrests in other cases.

Maximum 592 warrants were executed by arrests in Balasore district followed by 551 in Ganjam district and 516 in Khurda district, official sources said on Tuesday.

Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay said the performances of these SPs were appreciated by issuing a commendation letter. During this warrant drive 2,648 non-bailable warrants (NBWs) were otherwise disposed of, he said.

“Odisha Police committed to catch all fugitives evading the process of law and produced them before court,” the DGP said.

The state police had launched the special drive for the execution of non-bailable warrants.

Many people who are accused, suspects and are facing trials, skip it or jump the bail duration. Among them, many fail to appear in the court during the hearing of cases. Under such circumstances, the court issues non-bailable warrants against such people, he added.

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