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Cop team thrashed

Suri, Jan. 22: Five policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured during a clash with coal pilferers in a Birbhum village today.

The police team raided Sahapur in search of four pilferers, who attacked them with stones and bricks. The group managed to flee.

Ambulance

Krishnagar: Five persons from Murshidabad died when an ambulance carrying a heart patient to SSKM Hospital collided with a truck on NH34 in Nadia on Tuesday. The patient, 60-year-old Jagabandhu Mandal, has survived but is unconscious. Police said the ambulance was trying to overtake a car when the truck hit it.

Leader home

Haldia: Suspected Trinamul activists on Tuesday hurled stones at the house of Haldia CPM councillor Dulal Jana and broke windowpanes. Police said the attack could be a retaliation after a Trinamul office was burnt down by alleged CPM workers on Monday night. The ruling party denied involvement.

Fake cash

Midnapore: A youth was caught with fake currency notes worth Rs 25,000 by villagers in a Lalgarh fair on Tuesday. Ajit Kumar was handed over to police and has been remanded in five days’ police custody.

Tiger attack

Calcutta: A farmer was attacked by a tiger in Kultali in South 24-Parganas on Monday night. The tiger, which forest officers said was roaming in the village for the past few days, ran away to the Sunderbans after villagers alerted by shouts of help chased it.