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Todis cannot be arrested: lawyer

The Todi brothers and their relative Anil Saraogi cannot be arrested in the Rizwanur Rahman death case till their appeal is heard by a Supreme Court bench on November 25, their lawyer said on Wednesday. “On November 10, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court had verbally asked the CBI not to arrest Ashok Todi, Pradip Todi and Anil Saraogi till November 17. Despite the CBI’s opposition, the court did not change its stand on Monday (November 17),” said D.N. Mitra, counsel for the trio. “This means the three cannot be arrested by the CBI till November 25, when their plea seeking a stay on the non-bailable arrest warrants against them will be heard. The three are not missing or absconding,” Mitra added. ever claims one morelA 25-year-old man died of an undiagnosed fever at RG Kar Hospital on Wednesday. Samir Chakraborty, a resident of Basirhat, was suffering from fever for the past 10 days and was admitted to hospital on Sunday. He died before his blood test reports arrived. Doctors said his symptoms were those of malaria.

Gas leak

A gas leak spread panic near Medical College and Hospital from Tuesday night. The smell got stronger on Wednesday morning. According to hospital superintendent Anup Roy, a scan of the hospital premises failed to reveal the source of the leak. Later, a leak was found in the underground pipeline of the Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation that passes near gate No. 2 of the hospital. The leak was repaired on Wednesday afternoon.

Body found

The body of the caretaker of a building on Middleton Row was discovered on the premises on Wednesday. He was identified as Ram Kumar Gupta. Neighbours said they had not seen Gupta since Saturday. Police suspect it to be a case of suicide, but are awaiting the post-mortem report to establish the cause of death.

Woman burnt

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband over a demand for dowry. Bina Baidya lived with her husband Govinda in a flat in Sonarpur. They had been married for three years. The cops have arrested Govinda.

Green notice

The show cause notice issued by the state forest department to the head of the Botanical Survey of India, G.S. Giri, for cutting down 30 trees in the Botanic Garden without the permission of the forest department, reached his office on Wednesday. An official of the Indian Botanic Garden said Giri will decide on his course of action after consulting his superiors.

2 held at airport

Two people were arrested at Calcutta airport on Wednesday for travelling with illegal documents. A 26-year-old Bangladeshi, Litton Moti Miya, was arrested after he produced a fake Indian passport after landing from Kuala Lumpur. Omkar Singh, 30, was arrested for travelling with a fake passport. The resident of Uttar Pradesh told officers that a travel agent had given him duplicate visas to Europe after he tore off the visa sticker on his passport.

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