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One held in scam

A Nasik resident was arrested in a central Calcutta hotel late on Sunday in connection with a railway recruitment scam. Police said Bhim Rao Babu Ram Wankhede, 47, extracted lakhs from youths in Nasik and Nagpur with the promise of giving them jobs in the railways. The detective department of the city police has been on the job since October last year.

Shop fire

A fire broke out in a medicine shop located in Sinthee’s D Gupta Lane around 3.30pm on Monday. Five tenders brought the fire under control in an hour. No one was injured. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

Hit by car

Janab Mansoor Ali, 53, was injured after being hit by a car on Park Street around 7.05am on Monday. Police said Ali was admitted to a nursing home with injuries in his hands and legs.

Two injured

Two youths were injured when the motorcycle they were riding rammed into a stationary Tata 407 on the Kidderpore Road ramp of Vidyasagar Setu around 10pm on Sunday. Pranab Haldar, 22, who was drunk, was injured in the head and admitted to hospital. Arun Karmakar, 24, received minor injuries.

Body found

The body of a 35-year-old man was found at Bejan Kanan, in the Regent Park area, on Monday morning. Police said the throat of the man, wearing black trousers and a printed shirt, was slit.

Road funds

Indore-based Ruchi Realty Holdings paid Rs 2 crore to the civic body for laying a 1.4-km-long road, widening DC Dey Road and installing street lights on the stretch. The roads fall on the way to a housing estate, off the Bypass, that the group is developing. The managing director of the company, Manish Shahra, said the project will start in April.

Child assault

Irfan Ali Mandal, a Class IX student of Santragachi Rail Colony High School, was allegedly beaten up by games teacher Rabindranath Soren. Irfan’s family lodged a complaint against the teacher. Soren is absconding, police said.
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