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Bangla trio arrested

Jaigaon, Dec. 23: Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from Hasimara yesterday for illegally entering India.

Two residents of Jaigaon, who had allegedly helped them cross the border, were also picked up. The Bangladeshi nationals have been identified as Alamgir Hussain and Safiqul Muhammad from Tangail and Azizul alias Abdul Aziz, a resident of Manikganj district. Rafiqul Muhammad of Changrabandha and Mrinal Roy from Mekhliganj near here had allegedly helped the trio. Police said the Bangladeshi nationals were trying to go to Bhutan. An Ambassador car has been seized from them. The five arrested persons were produced in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate in Alipurduar today and were remanded in police custody for 10 days.


Music fest

Siliguri: The Bangla Gaan Utsav began on Friday at Margaret (Sister Nivedita) English School. Several artistes from Calcutta and north Bengal will perform at the three-day musical fest that will end on Sunday.


Hospital ire

Jalpaiguri: Employees of Jalpaiguri district hospital gheraoed superintendent Brajeswar Majumdar for an hour on Friday to protest his alleged misbehaviour with them. Utpal Sarkar, a representative of the employees, alleged that Majumdar had served showcause notices on four staff members of the hospital without any reason. Swapan Sarkar, the CMOH of Jalpaiguri, said he would hold a meeting with the employees and the hospital superintendent to discuss the matter.


Jumbo body

Alipurduar: The body of an elephant was recovered from Titi forest on Friday. V.K. Sood, the conservator of forests (wildlife, North), said the full-grown makna (male elephant without tusk) was aged around 35 years.


Liquor seized

Islampur: One person was arrested from here on Thursday night and 250 litre of country liquor was seized from him.