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Court query on Nickole

Calcutta, Nov 25: A division bench of Calcutta High Court today directed the CID to file an affidavit in seven days stating what steps it had taken on the disappearance of Nickole Tamang, one of the main accused in the Madan Tamang murder case.

The bench comprising Chief Justice J.N. Patel and Justice Asim Roy also asked the officer-in-charge of Pradhannagar police station in Siliguri to file an affidavit saying what action he had taken on the basis of an FIR that the CID had lodged after Nickole had escaped from the agency’s custody on August 22. Madan Tamang, the president of the ABGL, was hacked to death in Darjeeling on May 21 morning. Nickole was a member of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.


Killer tusker

Jaigaon: A lone tusker killed a 52-year-old woman and destroyed five houses in Subhasini tea garden in Hashimara on Wednesday night. The elephant lifted Nanki Onrao with its trunk and flung her a few metres away before trampling her to death. Nanki is survived by her 75-year-old husband and two children.


Tree arrest

Siliguri: Foresters of Dabgram range under Baikunthapur forest division arrested Ashimohan Burman on Thursday for illegally felling a saal tree. Forest officers said Burman is a resident of Hatiadanga on the outskirts of Siliguri.


Three held

Islampur: The intelligence wing of BSF and Islampur police arrested three persons and recovered an improvised firearm and one live cartridge from them. The police suspect the trio had assembled at Ramganj to commit a crime when they were arrested. Two motorcycles were also seized during the raid.


Road name

Jaigaon: The block administration of Kalchini has named a road after Ajay Lama, a martyr of the Indian army. Lama, a resident of Bhatpara, was 25 when he died while fighting against the Pakistan army at Drass in Kashmir on November 25, 2007. The 5km road connects Bhatpara Tea Estate with Mechpara.

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