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After Howrah, bullet at airport

A bullet was recovered by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel during a routine patrol of the airport late on Tuesday, prompting the airport authorities to beef up security. A live .303-bore cartridge was found in the western toilet in the domestic terminal lounge around 10.30pm, an airport official said on Wednesday. The CISF later handed the bullet over to airport police. A probe has been launched. It is suspected that the bearer of the bullet had dumped it in the toilet after noticing passengers being frisked by the CISF. On Monday night, a grenade and 14 bullets were found in two abandoned plastic bags at Howrah station.

Quack widow denied bail

The bail petition of Sutapa Bag has been rejected by the district and sessions judge of Howrah, Raghunath Roy, after it was moved by Sutapa’s lawyer, Shyamal Kanti Mukherjee, on Wednesday. Mukherjee prayed for bail citing Section 467, that grants women some concessions. But public prosecutor Mrinal Kanti Deb said Sutapa was the prime witness to the murder-and-suicide case of her husband, a quack, and their daughter, and also a co-accused and so, could not be granted bail.

SSKM robbery

Four youths were arrested on Wednesday for a series of thefts at SSKM Hospital. Police said Gautam Sau, Tarak Jadav, Shakti Jadav and Surya Balmiki had stolen pipes supplying oxygen to the hospital’s operating theatre several times.

Theft arrest

Somnath Bardhan was arrested on Wednesday from the Duttabad area of Salt Lake for stealing from a house in FD block last Saturday. Some currency notes of Southeast Asian countries, including Taiwan, were recovered from him, along with Rs 1,300 and a watch that he had stolen from the house.

Snatchers held

Two men were arrested on Wednesday for snatching a bag containing Rs 6 lakh in Behala. On Monday, the duo on a motorcycle snatched the bag from two security guards who were on their way to a bank to deposit the cash. The arrests were made in Thakurpukur and Rs 62,000 was recovered from them.

Homemaker dies

A 22-year-old homemaker, Rinku Baidya, was allegedly killed and hanged from the ceiling of her in-laws’ house in Birati, on the northern fringes. Rinku was married to Sanjay, a trader, about a year ago. Sanjay’s mother was arrested on Wednesday, while the other members of the family, including Sanjay, are absconding.

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