NEWS ITEMS

DEATH OF A PROMINENT DACCA PLEADER
(From Our Correspondent)
Dacca, July 13
Rajani Nath Basu, a leading pleader of the Dacca Bar, died this morning. Rai Iswarchandra Ghosh Bahadur, Government pleader, on behalf of the members of the Bar assembled, very feelingly informed the District Judge about the sad event, and the Judge sympathetically replied and closed the Civil Court for today in honour of the deceased. After the Courts were closed a largely attended meeting was held in the Bar Association hall and the following resolution was passed:- That the Dacca Bar Association records its deep sense of regret at the death this morning of Rajani Nath Basu, M.A., B.L., vakil, a leading member of the local Bar, who was held in high esteem on account of his public spirit, amiable disposition, and sound legal knowledge, and that a copy of the resolution be sent to his eldest son.

ARREST OF TWO NOTORIOUS GANGS OF DACOITS
Dacoities, robberies and thefts were of frequent occurrence for some time past in almost all the villages within the jurisdiction of the thana of Magrahat in Diamond Harbour sub-division. The local police strove hard to detect the culprits and put an end to their depredations. Eventually the senior Sub-Inspector in charge of the Magrahat Police proceeded on information received to the village Gocorni and arrested Badaruddy Dhali and ten others who had no ostensible means of livelihood, but at the same time lived in plenty and luxury. The police on similar information proceeded to the village of Udaipur and arrested Amrita Balda and seventeen others who were the terror of the locality. There are many old offenders in the two batches arrested. The two gangs are undergoing trial before Mr. F.C. Chatterjee, Special Deputy Magistrate, who is trying the gang cases