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Officer detained for carrying cartridges

A top official of Assam Rifles was detained at Dum Dum airport on Sunday for allegedly carrying live cartridges in his baggage. He was to board an Imphal-bound flight. Major Nikunj Goel of 21 Assam Rifles arrived in Calcutta on Sunday with his wife and daughter, after spending a holiday in Delhi. Security officials recovered four live cartridges from his possession. Goel reportedly told the airport officials that he was not aware how the cartridges got into his bag. He was, however, allowed to leave after the airport officials contacted the Assam Rifles and got a confirmation from them. This is the second time a top Assam Rifles official has been detained at the airport for carrying live cartridges.

Criminal held from slum

Kalighat police arrested notorious criminal Biswajit Halder from a slum in the area on Sunday morning. Police said Halder was wanted in several cases of extortion and murder. He had been on the run ever since the police stepped up raids to net him.

Law lessons

The state police is holding crash courses to educate sub-inspectors and inspectors on various sections of criminal laws and on ways to follow up cases with the lawyers in court. State director-general of police D.C. Vajpai had ordered his senior officers to launch the course after records indicated that cases were not being followed up properly in court, leading to criminals getting away scot-free.

Drug debate

The Calcutta chapter of Indian Medical Association, along with the Medical Service Centre and the Calcuttan Samaritan, held a convention to combat drug addiction in the Tiljala-Topsia belt over the weekend. They also discussed the various aspects of the new Clinical Establishments Act.

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O LIONS CLUB OF CALCUTTA CIRCULAR FEMINA for organising a first-aid and drinking water distribution camp at Young Star Club, in south Calcutta
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