New train schedule
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: To provide passengers with better services, three pairs of Express trains will run as Super-Fast trains, 10 Express trains will speed up reducing journey time and existing local trains in Howrah-Tarakeswar/Howrah-Talpur section, three Up and three Down locals will be extended up to/from Arambagh in the new time table to be effective from 1 July. Moreover, one Howrah-Talpur local will be converted to Howrah-Tarakeswar local from 1 July. Frequency of a Howrah-Tarakeswar local will be increased to daily and a Tarakeswar-Howrah local which is extended up to Arambagh will run daily instead of six days a week.
Man shot dead in freak accident
SONARPUR, 28 JUNE: Sheikh Mahasin (28), alias Bapi, a building materials supplier of Boral under Sonarpur police station area, was shot dead last night. The man’s body was found at Joykrishnapur in Sonarpur this morning.
His friend, Sheikh Wasim, was arrested in connection with the incident and a murder case has been initiated, police said.
Mr Prasenjit Banerjee, the inspector in-charge of Sonarpur police station, said after preliminary investigation they discovered that the two friends were handling a gun while intoxicated when suddenly it went off and a bullet hit Mahasin. He died on the spot, the officer said.
2 Gangasagar pilgrims run over
DIAMOND HARBOUR, 28 JUNE: Two Gangasagar pilgrims from Jaipur, Rajasthan, were run over by a speeding pick-up van near Jethighat under Diamond Harbour police station in South 24-Parganas last night. Police said there were 50 pilgrims from Rajasthan travelling by a luxury bus on their way to Gangasagar. All pilgrims got off the bus near Sagarika in Diamond Harbour for tea. Indramal Lakhela (55) and Bindramal Lakhela (60) were crossing the road when they were run over by a pick-up van going to Kakdwip.
The two were taken to Diamond Harbour sub-divisional hospital with serious injuries where the doctors declared them brought dead.
Three arrested for rape
DURGAPUR, 28 JUNE: Three youths were arrested in connection with the Purbasthali gang-rape case in Burdwan today. Two days ago a tribal girl was gangraped. The incident, in the wake of the recent Kamduni rape and murder, caused an outcry in the Purbasthali police station area in Kalna. The locals demanded immediate arrest of the accused. The girl&’s medical tests were done at Kalna sub-divisional hospital. Police today arrested Gupi Roy (18), Biltu Mondal (19) and Krishna Roy (20). They followed the girl, forcibly took her to a deserted place and raped her, police said. The CJM court, Burdwan, today afternoon approved a test identification parade of the accused on 3 July. The district police today assigned Mr Indrajit Sarkar, SDPO, Kalna to help in the investigation.
Youth commits suicide
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Mohammad Faiyaz (19) today committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence on Mayur Bhanj Road in Ikbalpur. Police have sent the body for post-mortem and started a probe.
No breakthrough in abduction case
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Police are yet to make any breakthrough in the abduction case of a businessman who was kidnapped yesterday from M G Road in the Jorasanko police station area. A senior officer of the city police said they have come to know the victim, Mr Paradip Khandelwal, had taken a loan from the market and was often being threatened by his creditors. Police are interrogating his friends and family.
Body recovered from river Hooghly
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Police found the decomposed body of a 30-year-old youth from river Hooghly near Ratan Babu Ghat this afternoon.
Metro services disrupted
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Metro services were disrupted from 9.21 p.m in both up and down lines today as an AC Metro came to a halt at Girish Park metro station. The train was going to Dum Dum. Engineers rushed to the spot to look into the technical glitch.
7 held for running gambling den
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Seven youths were arrested from a house at BG block in Salt Lake on charges of running a gambling den inside the house. Bidhannagar (East) police today raided the house in the evening and recovered Rs 30,000 from the place. Local residents had complained about suspicious activities in the house. Based on their complaint, police conducted a raid today.