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Held for robbing mobile at gunpoint

Shakil Ahmed, 24, was arrested at 34, Alimuddin Street, in the Park Street police station area, on Monday evening on the charge of robbing a cellphone at gunpoint on Sunday. Officer in charge of Park Street police station F.A. Khan said a loaded revolver and the mobile handset were recovered from Ahmed, a resident of Taltala, who is suspected to be a member of a gang operating in the area for some time. Ahmed is being interrogated.

Rifle misfires, hurts cop

Biplab Ghosh, a police constable of the fourth battalion, was injured at RN Mukherjee Road on Monday afternoon when the rifle of a security guard of a private bank, Pronob Chakraborty, misfired. Police said a bullet went off the rifle while Chakraborty was unloading it and hit Ghosh, who was on duty, on his left leg. Ghosh was rushed to Calcutta Police Hospital. Chakraborty has been detained for interrogation.

Body found

The body of a 35-year-old unidentified woman was recovered from a field at Santragachhi, in the Jagacha police station area, in Howrah on Monday morning. Superintendent of police Zulfiquar Hasan said there was a wound in the woman’s neck.

Power theft

In a joint raid with the CESC, the police have arrested four persons in Howrah on Monday. CESC sources said a factory-owner, identified as Anil Mondal, was rounded up from Liluah for tapping 45 kw power daily. In another raid, 10 illegal connections in Sankrail were cut off and three persons were picked up.

SA team survey

A 15-member delegation, comprising representatives of the South African government, visited New Barrackpore on the city’s northern fringes to survey community participation in health and sanitation projects.

Officer heckled

Prasad Ranjan Das, chief government architect (I), was heckled on Monday by a section of his department staff at Writers’ Buildings. Work was affected as a result. The incident occurred when Das informed an officer of his department that the section would be shifted to Camac Street. The employee got agitated, claiming that they had not been informed of the decision before. Das, however, refused to divulge details of the assault.

Youth detained

A 26-year-old youth was detained on Sunday night after family members of a 19-year-old girl lodged a police complaint stating that he had molested the girl, Madhyamgram police said.

Roadblock

Residents blocked the Strand Road-MG Road crossing for about half-an-hour on Monday to protest waterlogging in the area.

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