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Plea for Sushanta arrest

Malda, Aug. 9: Aug. 9: The CID today sought permission from a Midnapore court to arrest former minister Sushanta Ghosh over the murders of five Trinamul Congress supporters in West Midnaporeís Keshpur in 2002.

The CID's move comes a day after DNA tests confirmed that two of the skeletons that were dug out by villagers in Keshpur this June were that of Ajay Acharya and Swapan Raju Singh, who were missing since September 22, 2002. After the discovery of the skeletons, Acharyaís son Shyamal had filed an FIR charging Ghosh and 39 other CPM activists with the murder of his father. The judge today agreed to extend Ghosh's interim anticipatory bail till Thursday after his counsel, Raghunath Bhattacharjee, asked for time to study the CID's petition seeking his client's arrest.

NBU results

Siliguri: North Bengal University published results of Part III (honours) exams of BA, BSc and BCom on Tuesday. According to varsity sources, the pass percentage of BA is 78.49, BSc 86.28 and BCom 86.18. Marksheets have been dispatched to all colleges under the varsity and candidates can visit for results. The students seeking reassessment can apply through their respective colleges before August 24.

Three held

Alipurduar: Alipurduar police arrested three persons on Tuesday and seized 11 stolen cellphones from them. The three were allegedly involved in stealing 15 handsets from a shop at Madarihat on August 7.


Islampur: The staff members of North Bengal State Transport Corporationís depot in Islampur confined Ranjit Sinha, acting in-charge of the depot, for seven hours on Tuesday, demanding the release of the entire amount of Rs 15.50 lakh to disburse the salaries of all 75 employees. They have refused to accept the pay, alleging that NBSTC headquarters in Cooch Behar sent only Rs.10 lakh for the disbursal.The confinement was lifted at 7pm when Sinha said he would take up the matter with his superiors in Cooch Behar.

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