Cash and jewellery stolen
Malda, Dec. 16: Cash and jewellery worth several lakhs were stolen from the house of a paints dealer in Rabindra Avenue last night while the family was fast asleep.
Mohan Agarwal said when he woke up, he saw that the window of the room was wide open and jewellery boxes were scattered on the floor. He immediately informed Englishbazar police. According to Agarwal, Rs 4 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh were missing from an almirah in the room. Malda police chief Bhuban Mondal said an investigation has started.
Malda: A team of the CID’s special operations group from Calcutta arrested two persons from Gajole and seized fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs 1.5 lakh from them on Thursday evening. Minarul Haq and Jasimuddin Sheikh, both residents of Harishchandrapur, were later handed over to Gajole police. The notes had been brought from Bangladesh and were being taken to Bihar, the police said. The duo were supposed to hand over the notes to Anikul Haq in Baishnabnagar.
Siliguri: Mayor Gangotri Datta inaugurated three classrooms at Siliguri Girls’ High School on Thursday. She also distributed Rs 2.19 lakh to 876 students of the institution. The funds were released under Sarva Siksha Mission to buy books for the students.
Siliguri: The Darjeeling District Kickboxing Championship and the Darjeeling district inter school kickboxing championship will begin at Siliguri Little Angels School at Milan More on Saturday. The two-day event will be organised by the Darjeeling District Kickboxing Association.
Jaigaon: Puja Kami, 17, a resident of East Khairbari near Madarihat, died when a motorcycle hit her on NH31 on Thursday. Police said Puja was crossing the highway when the two-wheeler knocked her down.