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CID showcaused on failure to trace sons

lJustice Ashok Ganguly of Calcutta High Court on Friday directed DIG, CID, V.V. Thambi to be present in court and explain why his department had failed to trace the two sons of Sukanya Das, a housewife of the Gariahat area, who is fighting a divorce case. Sukanya’s husband Indranil allegedly absconded with their two sons even though the court had directed that the sons would stay with their mother. Justice Ganguly had directed the CID to find out the children. On Friday through government pleader Rabilal Moitra, the CID informed the court that even after a search, the children and their father could not be traced.

Pay-up order to cinemas

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, comprising Justice S. Bannerjee and Justice P.N. Sinha, on Friday directed the owners of New Empire and Lighthouse cinemas to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the Calcutta Municipal Corporation against its outstanding property taxes by September 18. If the money was not paid within that date the CMC would be free to cut off the water connections of these two halls.

Boy killed in blast

Laltoo Khanra, 12, was killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Dhulabari Aryapara, Nodakhali, on the southern fringes of the city on Friday. Police said Laltoo went to visit his maternal uncle, who used to manufacture fireworks. Police are now looking for the owner of the factory.

Civic protest

Residents of Behala, led by the leader of the Opposition in the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) Nirmal Mukherjee, on Friday gheraoed the civic office at Behala, demanding civic amenities in the area. The agitator alleged that the condition of roads in the area was bad and supply of water, too, was insufficient.

LPG arrests

Two employees of an LPG dealer on James Long Sarani, in Behala, were arrested for allegedly tampering with the sealed cylinders. A source from the district Enforcement Branch said the raid was conducted after receiving complains from customers about the cylinders containing reduced volume of LPG.

Smuggler held

The Port police arrested Manoj Singh, 25, a criminal of the dock area, at Fatehpur in Garden Reach on Thursday night. Police said Singh was wanted in a number of cases of dacoity, murder and extortion. He also led a gang of smugglers in the port area. On two earlier occasions, he had given the slip to the police.

Traffic probe

An enquiry has been started against three constables who had left their posts while on duty at important city intersections on Tuesday and Wednesday. An assistant commissioner of the traffic police has been directed to conduct the probe.

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