Court rap on cops
Chinsurah, July 23: A day after Niraj Prasad, 14, was thrown out of a running train, the Hooghly subdivisional judicial magistrate censured police for being “lenient” towards a woman arrested in connection with the incident.
Prasad, who sold maize on trains, missed the vendors’ coach in the Katwa-Howrah local at Kuntighat station, about 60 km from Calcutta, and hopped on to the ladies’ coach when he was pushed out. Shanti Roy was arrested.
The magistrate asked the police why Roy was booked for a bailable offence even as he rejected her bail plea and remanded her in 14-day judicial custody. The wife of a constable at Bhadreswar police station, Roy said Prasad had “misbehaved” with her.
Calcutta: Trinamul Congress MLAs urged the Speaker on Friday to adjourn the Assembly on August 2 so that they can “take part in the bandh” their party has called that day. The Speaker said the House cannot be party to a bandh.
Calcutta: Razina Khatun, 17, and Hadiar Seikh, 22, whose parents had opposed marriage, jumped in front of a train near Joynagar, about 75 km from here.