KMC worker missing at pumping station
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: A contractual worker of KMC went missing after he went to clear a clogged portion of the Ballygunge drainage pumping station this afternoon. Police said Raju Dey (24) has been missing since 1 p.m. today after he entered the pumping station to remove a sandbag and accumulated garbage. Dey apparently slipped and fell inside the underground portion of the pumping station, and failed to come out. Other labourers who were present at the site informed senior civic officials. A team of disaster management and senior civic officials went to the spot, but failed to find the man till the last report came in. They fear Dey may be dead.
BDOs, DM&’s to run panchayat bodies
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: State panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee today said block development officers and district magistrates have been delegated financial powers to run the panchayat bodies till elections. The terms of one-third of the panchayat bodies expired yesterday, he said, adding the government will not face any problem in running them.
Man held at airport with drugs
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: A 31-year-old man was arrested at the N S C Bose International Airport by the Customs Department early today with two kg hashish worth Rs 10 lakh. Shahid Hussain of Khidderpore was scheduled to take a Dragon Air flight to Hong Kong at 1.10 a.m. but the Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs Department detected the banned narcotic concealed in his check-in baggage around 12.30 a.m. He was arrested and is now lodged at the NSCBI Airport police station, as he could not be produced before the designated court due to some technicalities, official sources said.
DI of schools arrested
BURDWAN, 27 JUNE: Police today arrested the District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), following an instruction by the Calcutta High Court. The headmaster of a school in Katwa, however, gave the cops the slip. The DI, Mrs Nilimarani Gori, was taken into custody by Burdwan police this afternoon. The headmaster of Sitahati High School in Katwa, Mr Shibsadhan Saha, couldn’t be taken into custody as he managed to flee. Amrit Das ~ former headmaster of the school ~ died in 1995 after retiring from service. Mrs Krishna Das ~ his widow ~ failing to get positive response from the authorities regarding payment of her husband&’s gratuity dues, moved the HC and the case hearings began in June. HC judge Debashis Kar Gupta had directed the DI and the present headmaster to be present during the hearing on 20 June. Both, however, did not turn up and the HC issued an arrest warrant against them. Burdwan SP S M H Meerza said the DI was released on personal bond when she promised to be present at the court tomorrow.
Six held after clash
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Police arrested six youths from Behala and recovered a pistol after a clash broke out between two groups over supply of raw materials used for buildings last night. Rabi Barik, the one arrested, was carrying the pistol and had fired one shot.
Youth’s body found
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Police found the body of a 30-year-old youth, from the eastern side of Dum Dum Station Road in Sinthee, this morning. He was taken to R G Kar Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Police have found no injury marks and have begun an investigation. The body was sent for post-mortem.
Jadavpur TMCP, hostel staff protest
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: TMCP students of Jadavpur University, along with employees of the hostel, demonstrated today for almost seven hours while the Executive Council of the university held its meeting. While the students demanded advanced health care centre and Internet services in the hostel, the staff demanded career advancement scheme to be implemented for them.
BESU canteem employee arrested
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Tapas Biswas, an employee of the canteen of Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), was arrested today by Shibpur police on charges of molesting the daughter of another university employee. The incident took place today. When the girl was taking a bath, the man allegedly entered the bathroom and molested her. The incident was reported to the registrar and a complaint was lodged.
HS council tussle continues
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Taking the “power-struggle” between the president and the secretary of HS council a step further, Professor Muktinath Chatterjee, president of the HS council said he should be considered as the only spokesperson of the council. This comes after the president issued an office order curtailing the power of the secretary, Prof Achintya Pal. The order said the secretary would not be involved in any academic affair of the council.
Seven held for ransacking home
BARRACKPORE, 27 JUNE: Police arrested seven persons for allegedly ransacking the home and shop of a person accused in a murder case. Bodies of Goutam Majumder and Paritosh Saha were found from Badam Tala Ghosh Para road yesterday.
Police said they died in a road accident but their family alleged they were murdered and lodged a complaint against a local sweet seller Mr Arjun Barman. But Noapara police had not arrested the accused.
Union home ministry official to meet CM
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Officer on special duty of Union home department, Mr Anil Goswami, will meet CM Mamata Banerjee at Writers’ Building tomorrow. Mr Goswami had visited Writers’ Buildings a few days ago but was unable to meet the CM. It has been learnt that several subjects, including the project for developing border areas and fencing work, would be discussed. There is also speculation that there could be a discussion on availability of Central para-military forces for the panchayat elections in the state.
Kamduni: Charge-sheet after report
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: Police will file charge-sheet against those accused in the Kamduni gang-rape and murder case after getting the forensic report.
CPM seeks action against TMC goons
KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: CPI-M leaders, including Amitava Nandi and Manas Mukherjee, submitted a memorandum to chief secretary of the state demanding legal action against the Trinamul-backed goons, who are allegedly attacking CPI-M leaders and workers in North and South 24-Parganas.