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Fraud with Pak links arrested

Mohsin Hussain Mirza, 38, was arrested in Garden Reach on Sunday evening for his alleged links with a racket engaged in circulation of fake notes across eastern India. Mirza had lived in Karachi for 17 years, before returning to the city a few years ago. 'Since then, he had been engaged in suspicious activities and shuttling between cities across the country. He was, however, not involved in the murder of former deputy commissioner (port) Vinod Mehta,' said Gyanwant Singh, deputy commissioner (I), detective department. n Karachi, Mirza had worked in a leather factory. He had also visited Bangladesh several times. While no incriminating documents have been found in his possession, officers said it would take time to unravel Mirza's links in Pakistan.

Power supply disruption

Power supply to large parts of south Calcutta will be affected on Tuesday and Wednesday because of maintenance work at two distribution stations of the CESC. Maintenance work at the Akra distribution station on Tuesday will interrupt supply to Bartala, Murray Road, Akra Fatak, Santoshpur Road, Kalinagar and Fatehpur between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm. ednesday's disruption will be caused by augmentation work in the Tollygunge distribution system. Supply will be affected in Putiary, Kudghat, Moore Avenue, Ranikuthi, Regent Park, Gandhi Colony, Sree Colony, Raipur, Pallysree Colony, Bijoygarh, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, Naktala, Baisnabghata, Garia, Golf Green and Bagha Jatin from 10 am to 2 pm.

No water

Around 150 tenants (over 45 families) of a building on Achambit Shah Road, in the Hastings area, have been living without potable water as the Calcutta Municipal Corporation has snapped supply for non-payment of property tax of Rs 45 lakh. The civic body, however, has spared a cold store on the premises.

Clinic ransacked

A mob ransacked a nursing home in Budge Budge, on the southern fringes of the city, on Monday after the death of a baby girl. Police said Mousumi Mondal gave birth to the child at the nursing home on Sunday morning. ours later, she contracted infection and both the mother and the child were shifted to Budge Budge hospital on advice of the nursing home doctors. The child died in the hospital, but Mousumi's relatives ransacked the nursing home, alleging neglect by doctors.

Colleague killed

Alauddin Fakir, 25, was killed allegedly by colleague Rafiq Khan in Baruipur, on the southern fringes of the city, on Monday morning. Police said both Fakir and Khan used to work in a garage. rouble broke out on Sunday night when both were locked in a drunken brawl. Fakir beat up Khan. On Monday morning, as Fakir stepped out of his house, Khan pounced on him and slit his throat. Khan has been arrested.

Unit unveil

Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya will inaugurate the MRI unit at Institute of Child Health, Calcutta, on Wednesday. Director Apurba Ghosh said on Monday that this was part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the institute. Swami Sarvalokananda, secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, will attend the programme.

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