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Court order

Calcutta, Feb. 27: The high court today asked the officer investigating the alleged custody death of a trader in Dhaniakhali to file a progress report on the case by March 6.

The high court noted that a warrant was not issued before arresting trader Kazi Nasiruddin even though he was booked under a non-cognisable section.

Although Nasiruddin, who died on January 18, was booked under Section 42 that deals with refusal to divulge name and address to the police, cops had mentioned the details in the case diary.

The court was hearing a PIL lawyer Uday Shankar Chatterjee had filed demanding a CBI enquiry into the death.

Lathicharge

Behrampore: Police resorted to a lathicharge and burst teargas shells to disperse a crowd that attacked them when they went to lift a blockade on Jangipur-Lalgola Road at Raghunathganj in Murshidabad on Wednesday afternoon. Eight policemen suffered injuries in stone-pelting by the mob that was demanding punishment for a rape accused.

Teachers’ cry

Burdwan: The Left-dominated Burdwan University Teachers’ Association said on Wednesday that it would write to the registrar demanding the withdrawal of a notice asking teaching and non-teaching staff members to explain their absence on the two-day trade union strike from February 20. An association member said the letter would be sent on Monday.