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Cough syrup seized

Siliguri, April 13: The directorate of revenue intelligence arrested three persons and seized two trucks loaded with cough syrup worth over Rs 1 crore from Ghoshpukur last night.

Sources said Ujagar Singh, Ramvir Singh Pawar and Anil Yadav, all residents of Uttar Pradesh, were carrying the syrup to Assam so that the consignment could be smuggled to Myanmar and Bangladesh. “DRI officials intercepted the vehicles near Bijlimoni tea estate on NH31 last night. We found 92, 250 bottles of cough syrup in the trucks. The estimated price of the seized stuff is around Rs 1.6 crore,” said Ratan Banik, the lawyer representing the DRI. “The three men were transporting the syrup without any documents. They were supposed to take the bottles to Bongaigaon and Guwahati. From there the bottles would have been illegally transported to Myanmar and Bangladesh.”


Trinamul unit

Siliguri: The Trinamul Chattra Parishad withdrew from the Students’ Forum — an association of anti-SFI outfits at the North Bengal University’s law department — and formed its own unit on Friday. “We have moved out of the Forum because there is no loyalty between the outfits. The Forum had won the polls for two consecutive years but the SFI won this time. We lost because the Chattra Parishad betrayed the alliance,” said Sanjib Ghosh, the TMCP’s district working president.


Dad murdered

Alipurduar: Buddhuram Minj, 45, a resident of Marakatta, was hacked to death allegedly by his son Jagat on Thursday night. Police said Buddhuram was trying to attack his wife with an axe when Jagat snatched it away and hacked him. Jagat has been remanded in jail custody for 14 days.


Road deaths

Balurghat: Two persons were killed and 10 injured when the bus they were travelling in turned on its side on the Gajol-Harirampur state highway near Gopalpur on Friday. Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a woman.