PIL seeking CBI probe into Barasat rape
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a CBI investigation into the gangrape and murder of a woman at Barasat was admitted by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Mr Justice Joymalya Bagchi of Calcutta High Court today. The court directed the state government to file an affidavit-in-opposition in a week’s time.
LF leaders protest TMC atrocities
DIAMOND HARBOUR, 12 JUNE: A Left Front delegation today met the district magistrate and superintendent of police of South 24-Parganas at Alipur to protest the continuous atrocities by Trinamul Congress activists all over the district. The members alleged the administration couldn’t provide enough security to the Left Front candidates. As a result, the ruling party will go through uncontested in several seats in the three-tier panchayat election.
Missing man found dead
PURULIA, 12 JUNE: Police found the body of a 62-year-old man today from Kunda jungle under Kenda police station. Police said Chandicharan Mahato was a resident of Naradi village under Muffashil police station. He reportedly went to his relatives at Turang village under Kenda police station a few days ago. Last Monday he left for his home on his bicycle and since then he had been missing. The man’s body was found this morning in the jungle by local people. Police have sent it for post-mortem, though primary investigation indicated that he died of cardiac failure as there was no injuries on his body. Police, however, have started a case of unnatural death.
CPM-led ZP in trouble in Hooghly
HOOGHLY, 12 JUNE: The CPM-governed zilla parishad came under fire for removing important official files from the office. Today afternoon the Hooghly district Trinamul Congress workers protested against the tampering and removal of important documents and files from the zilla parishad office. Trinamul workers today noticed bags stuffed with important documents and files were being secretly transferred from the zilla parishad office without any legal order. Mr Tapan Das Gupta, Hooghly district Trinamul president, lodged a complaint with the additional district magistrate against the tampering of important documents and files. The sabadhipati of zilla parishad, Mr Pradip Saha, said: “If the allegations are true then police should immediately arrest the guilty.”
NGO to train women in self defence
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: Antordhoni Janaseba Protisthan, an NGO working against women trafficking, will impart training to women in ward 95 in Regent Park to fight eve-teasers. Mr Kunal Majumdar, head of the NGO, said self-help groups will be set up comprising local women. Once they have financial support they will be given lessons in martial arts so they can fight against an eve teaser if need arises. The women will be asked to keep an eye in the locality and in the event of eve teasing incidents or abuse against women they will visit the victim’s home and take her to the police station and pressurise police so that investigation is properly carried out and the criminals are punished. Mr Majumdar said martial arts training will give the women confidence and skills to tackle eve teasers. For over a month, members of the NGO conducted door-to-door campaigns on crimes against women. On Saturday a workshop will be held at Gandhi Colony Higher Secondary School where local political leaders will be present. Mr Majumdar said it was not possible for police to protect each and every citizen and so they should be given lessons on self defence.
Students ransack campus
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: Students of Aliah University ransacked the Taltala campus as women are being allowed to study Theology in the university which, they claim, goes against their religious beliefs. The agitators are also against the new admission system to post-graduation courses in which 40 per cent seats will be made open to all applicants and 60 per cent will be reserved for home students. Professor Samsul Alam, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said he has sought a report from the campus in this regard.
Complaint against GPO employees
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: The deputy director of General Post Office had lodged a complaint against two employees who cheated many of their colleagues to the tune of a few crores of rupees. According to police, a complaint was lodged against Shyam Sundar Nanda and Tapan Mitra for allegedly misappropriating funds by forging signature. Police have started an investigation.
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: Police rescued a 17-year-old girl from Burtalla who was missing since Monday from Ultadanga. Her family had lodged a complaint with the Ultadanga police station. Subsequently, police arrested a 50-year-old woman from Burtalla and rescued the girl.
Sudipto, Debjani produced before court
KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: Sudipta Sen and Debjani Mukherjee were today produced before Bankshall Court and remanded in police custody till 18 May. They were produced on the basis of a case lodged against Saradha Tours and Travels at Hastings Police station.
CPM, TMC clash, party workers injured
DUBRAJPUR, 12 JUNE: Two CPI-M workers were injured following a clash between Trinamul Congress and CPI-M workers at Rasulpur village under Dubrajpur police station this evening. The injured have been admitted to Suri Sadar hospital.