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The City Diary

Bail plea of cops turned down

A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail prayers of assistant police commissioner Sankaran Moitra, former officer-in-charge of Phoolbagan police station Samarendranath Kundu and constable Sudhangshu Sikdar. All of them are apprehending arrest in connection with the death of Rabindranath Das, alias Topi, who had allegedly jumped into Subhas Sarovar to save himself from the police on the day of the Assembly elections, and died. Topi’s widow, Sadhana Das, had lodged a complaint before the chief judicial magistrate, Sealdah.

Kidnapped girl rescued

A 15-year-old girl who went missing from a relative’s house in Khardah a fortnight ago was rescued on Friday from a house in Park Street. Six persons were arrested in this connection. Police said the girl had been abducted and kept confined in the house.

Scooterist killed

A 25-year-old scooterist was killed near MBD Airport Hotel on Friday morning. Police said the victim, a resident of Jadavpur, was hit by a truck which was trying to overtake another truck. Both drivers fled, leaving the trucks behind.

Job for widow

In response to mayor Subrata Mukherjee’s request, Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution Sharad Yadav has offered employment to footballer Krishanu Dey’s widow, Sharmila, in the Food Corporation of India.

Patriot dies

Freedom-fighter and journalist Kalpataru Sengupta died in the city on Friday morning. He was 84.

Suicide bid

Nasisha Asraje, a resident of Kidderpore, jumped on the Metro tracks on Friday night at the Esplanade station. She was taken to SSKM Hospital from where she was released after first-aid. According to police, Nasisha had, apparently, not done well in her Class XI exams.

Party worker shot

Trinamul Congress worker Asit Saha, 38, was seriously injured after miscreants shot at him in Habra, North 24-Parganas, on Friday.

Study loans

The Central Bank of India has sanctioned 30 proposals of educational loans to students. The announcement was made at Career Plan 2003, which ended at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday. Senior public relations manager S.N. Jha said the loans amounted to Rs 1 crore.

Father and son hurt

Anup Guha, 45, and his son Arindam, 9, received serious injuries when the vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a CTC bus near Nicco Park on Friday.

Braille workshop

Society for the Visually Handicapped will conduct a workshop on Capacity Building for the Educators of India Mathematics Braille Code on Sunday at Maharashtra Niwas, on Hazra Road, at 4 pm.

Thumbs Up


TO Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Bharat Relief Society for planning a free textbook distribution among needy students on Sunday

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