Law clerk held for forgery
Balurghat, May 4: A law clerk at the Balurghat court was arrested today for forging lawyers’ signatures and using fake court seals to make affidavits.
Swapna Das, a resident of Kishmatdapat at Hili, came to the court this morning to get an affidavit done to apply for a cooking gas connection. Das approached Nilratan Sarkar who got an affidavit done for her on a 10-rupee non-judicial stamp paper. Later Das went to a lawyer who became suspicious of the signature and the notary seal on the paper. The lawyer verified the serial number on the stamp paper issued by Sarkar and found that it had been registered against another name. The lawyer then questioned Sarkar who admitted that he had forged the signature and the date.
Siliguri: Nazarbul Ali, a resident of Hanskowa near Phansidewa, and Binod Kuzur of Patna, were arrested on Wednesday while trying to collect Rs 50,000 against a 1million US dollar note. Police have confiscated the note. Experts will be called on Thursday to find out if it is a counterfeit currency, police said.
The driver and the helper of a Siliguri-bound truck were injured when the vehicle skidded off NH31A and fell into a gorge near Swetijhora, 30km from here, on Wednesday. Police said the truck was coming from Sikkim.
Malda: Englishbazar police and the authorities of the Malda District Jail started an investigation after jail superintendent Debasish Chakraborty noticed a white cord hanging outside the boundary wall of the prison around 5.30pm on Wednesday. The officials said they were conducting an inquiry to find out if the cord was being used by the prisoners to bring in banned items or was part of a plan to escape from the jail.
Siliguri: The 12505 down Northeast Express that was scheduled to leave Guwahati at 9.45am on Thursday will leave the station at 4.30pm that day, Northeast Frontier Railway sources said on Wednesday.