Road mishap claims man
A 26-year-old man was knocked down by a private bus on Paharpur Road in Garden Reach around 1.55pm on Thursday. Gopal Shaw was taken to SSKM Hospital, where he was declared dead. The bus was impounded but the driver fled.
Passport fraud: Ranchhodbhai and Ramilaben, in their 40s, were arrested at Calcutta airport on Thursday for allegedly travelling with passports issued in the names of Sailesh Sharma and Meena Sharma. The Gujarat residents were travelling to Canada via Dubai.
Held for theft: Balaram Sardar, in his 20s, and two boys, aged 10 and 11 years, were arrested in Maniktala on Thursday for allegedly stealing goods worth Rs 2 lakh from Salt Lake’s BE 328 on December 10. A stolen cellphone was found on the two.
Power protest: Around 200 residents of Ghola in Sodepur drove out officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited from their Kadamtala office around 11am on Thursday. The protesters demanded that the officials reduce the duration of loadshedding in the area or vacate the office. The officials were allowed back into the office around 2pm after police intervened.