Court stay on college election
The civil court of Barrackpore on Monday ordered a five-day stay on the students’ union elections of Prashanta Chandra Mahalanabis College at Bonhooghly, scheduled for September 16. Trinamul Chhatra Parishad members had moved court after clashing with SFI supporters on Sunday over alleged irregularities in filing nominations. The court asked police to ensure that the petitioners get opportunity to file their nominations. The two groups also clashed on Monday after SFI supporters allegedly broke a podium erected for campaigning.
Officer-in-charge Jayanta Das and additional officer-in-charge Fakruddin of Ekbalpore police station were transferred on Monday following complaints of corruption against them. Sources said police commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti had ordered an inquiry against the two officers.
A newborn girl was found in a bush in Belur, Howrah, on Monday evening. The baby had sustained injuries in her head and left eye. She was taken to Sramajibi Hospital in Belur.
Two men were killed after a speeding truck hit them on NH6, near Kulgachhia, on Monday morning. Sukumar Dalui and Himansu Dalui, both residents of Ramnagar in Howrah, were taken to Uluberia Sub-divisional Hospital, where they were declared dead.
An 18-year-old youth was injured after being hit by a taxi on JL Nehru Road late on Sunday. Police said he was crossing the road when the mishap occurred. He was taken to SSKM Hospital.
Meter box fire
A fire broke out in an electrical meter box at Hastings Court, a commercial building in Garden Reach, on Monday morning. Employees of offices in the building noticed smoke coming out of the box. A fire tender was pressed into service. No one was injured. A probe revealed a short-circuit had caused the fire.
Around 200 Trinamul Congress supporters put up a roadblock near Calcutta Leather Complex police station for three hours on Monday evening protesting the arrest of local leaders Jahangir Khan and Aynul Haq, who were held on Monday evening in connection with a murder.
Sixty-six members of the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad were arrested for staging demonstrations on the Vedic Village incident in front of Writers’ Buildings and Lalbazar police headquarters on Monday afternoon.