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Besu students call off strike

Bengal Engineering and Science University (Besu) students have withdrawn their strike and will be back in class from Saturday. The decision follows a meeting between the students and the faculty on Friday.

College union general secretary Soumya Souvik Hati said: “The authorities have pledged to consider our demands for removing the police picket on campus and withdrawing cases against eight students.”

Vice-chancellor N.R. Banerjea, expressing happiness over the decision, said: “The university cannot withdraw the cases, as they have been filed by the state.”

Extortionist lynched

Mohammad Irfan, 22, an alleged extortionist, was lynched by Garden Reach residents on Friday afternoon. A resident of the area, he was released on bail a few days ago. Police took Irfan to hospital, where he was declared dead.

Court inspection

Calcutta High Court on Friday appointed a special officer to inspect the Kiran Shankar Roy Road building, the portico of which collapsed on September 4. A few lawyers whose chambers are housed in the building have moved the court following the civic body’s notification to demolish the second floor of the condemned building.

Knocked down

Sheikh Jahangir, in his early 40s, died after being knocked down by a vehicle on Diamond Harbour Road, in front of CMRI, on Friday morning. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Explosives haul

Police recovered 70 kg of banned crackers from Bhangar on Friday afternoon. Two persons have been arrested.

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