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A member of a gang of five that looted around Rs 42 lakh from two nationalised banks in Baguiati and Madhyamgram earlier this year was arrested on Thursday. Police said Mohammed Rafique Ahmed, 28, was nabbed in Godda, Jharkhand. Attempts are on to recover the loot. The cops were alerted about Ahmed’s whereabouts when he used a cellphone snatched at the Baguiati bank.
Mohan Bagan footballer Jose Ramirez Barreto on Thursday got back his international passport, which was seized by customs officials at Calcutta airport in March 2008. Barreto was found carrying more foreign exchange than allowed while leaving the city.
A couple were arrested on Thursday for allegedly killing their daughter-in-law Moon Moon, 24, by setting her ablaze. Gita Pramanick, 43, and husband Nandalal, 52, were arrested in their Ichhapur home after Moon Moon’s father lodged a complaint against them. Moon Moon’s husband Uttam is absconding.
SRFTI students fear the meeting of the film school’s general council, scheduled for April 16, may be deferred again as the filmmaker members are busy. The meeting may not take place in Calcutta as the joint secretary of films, V.B. Pyarelal, is fearing attacks, the students learnt on Thursday. The SRFTI chairman told the students the meeting might take place in April-end in Delhi or Mumbai. The institute was shut down indefinitely after last week’s trouble on campus.
A suo motu case was registered on Wednesday against Shyamal Pal and the members of his family for illegally confining Maina Das at their home in Lichutala, Barasat. Maina, a rag-picker, had allegedly tried to steal ornaments from the Pals’ house. The family tied her to an iron grille outside the house and kept her there for over two hours.
Sukumar Bose, who appeared for HS 2009, drowned in the Hooghly at Ramghat, near Naihati, on Thursday morning. Police said Sukumar and his friends were taking a bath when he drowned.
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