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Salt Lake pool power supply cut

Power supply to the Bidhannagar Swimming Association (BSA), in Salt Lake, has been disconnected for its failure to pay the bill for February to the West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB).

“They (the BSA management) did not pay the arrear electricity bill for the month of February and so our men disconnected the power supply,” a WBSEB official said on Sunday.

Confirming the disconnection, Salt Lake Municipality chairman Dilip Gupta, also an influential officer of the association, said: “We are trying to get the supply restored as soon as possible.” Gupta is also a former head of the executive committee that governed the association, also known as a club , till it got dismantled, thanks to a court ruling.

The BSA, with over 10,000 members, including seasonal members, has been embroiled in controversy for long, with several cases pending in court. Last week, the Barasat court appointed a special officer, Dilip Bagchi, to look into the club’s affairs.

Assistant district judge of Barasat court, Ashok Pal, appointed the special officer, who has been directed to file a report to the court on April 1.

The court has also dismantled the executive committee. The election for the new committee will be held under the special officer, the court order said. The order was issued on the basis of a petition filed by club member Arijit De. “The committee had completed its term long ago. It did not hold elections in time,” alleged Sabyasachi Dutta, Trinamul Congress councillor of ward 10, where the club is located.

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