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Fraud accused gives up

Islampur, June 12: An employee of the Teesta Barrage Project office in Islampur, who was accused of fraudulently withdrawing Rs 14 lakh from Central Co-operative Bank in Raiganj, surrendered in a court here today. The additional chief judicial magistrate’s court remanded Kanu Kumar Sarkar in jail custody till June 24.

The deputy general manager of the bank complained before the Islampur police on April 30 that Sarkar had withdrawn Rs 14 lakh last year in the name of the co-operative credit society of the Teesta Barrage Project, of which he was a secretary, by showing false application for loans by the members.


Arrest cry

Malda: Members of the Intuc demonstrated in front of Malda police superintendent’s office on Friday, demanding the arrest of those behind the murder of the outfit’s former district president Biswanath Guha. The protesters warned that they would paralyse the administration if the culprits were not arrested in 15 days. Guha was found murdered exactly one year ago.


Electrocution

Cooch Behar: A 32-year-old man was electrocuted when he was trying to rescue his mother who had come in contact with a live wire on Friday. Sanjoy Bha-dani was taking a shower when he heard his mother Yasodhara Devi screaming for help. The woman was rescued, but the youth died as his body was wet.


Border death

Balurghat: Majibur Rahman, a resident of Dinajpur district in Bangladesh ,was shot dead by BSF jawans at North Agra border outpost on Friday. The BSF said he was among 15-20 cattle rustlers who were trying to cross over into India.


Betel seizure

Siliguri: The Siliguri division of customs department seized two trucks loaded with illegal betel nuts worth Rs 6 lakhs, at Fulbari, 7km from here, on Friday. Four persons have been arrested.


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