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Court quashes HC advocate petition

Calcutta High Court has dismissed the petition of an advocate of the same court. In his petition, advocate Ram Chandra Prosad had challenged a trial court order which upheld Bar Council of India’s (BCI) decision to suspend him for five years. The BCI, on September 5, 1999, suspended Prosad and fined him Rs 20,000 for his alleged anti-client activity. Biswanath Modi, president of Bihar Abakh Majdoor Union of Christian Mica Limited, which has its head office in Calcutta, lodged a complaint with West Bengal Bar Council that Prosad, as their counsel, had settled a dispute of Rs 2.30 crore with the management for only Rs 14 lakh without consulting the employees. The state Bar Council reprimanded the lawyer but did not take any penal action against him. Modi filed a petition before the Bar Council of India against the decision of the state Bar Council. The BCI, in its decision, suspended the lawyer for five years.

Two killed in collision

Two persons were killed and three seriously injured on Wednesday morning when a truck collided with an autorickshaw at Helabatala. According to police, the mishap occurred at around 7 am when the Barrackpore-bound truck loaded with stone chips hit the auto. The auto driver and a passenger died in the collision.

Youth held

Jaid Mohammed Ali, an Iraqi national detained for loitering in front of American Center for over an hour on Tuesday, was arrested by Shakespeare Sarani police on Wednesday. According to police, the youth, in his mid-twenties, gave contradictory statements during interrogation. Some papers were seized from him.

Officer suspended

A conservancy officer of borough-XI in the Jadavpur area was suspended on Wednesday for dereliction of duty. After receiving complaints from local councillors that garbage had piled up in the area, conservancy chief Rajib Deb reportedly found overflowing garbage vats during a visit to the area and took action against the officer.

Futile flight

Sheikh Rajesh, an undertrial admitted at B.N. Bose Hospital in Barrackpore, escaped on Wednesday morning, but was caught later in the day at Titagarh. Police said Rajesh, suffering from drug addiction, had been arrested on charges of drug peddling in Jagaddal.

Death in fall

Ranjit Das, a 30-year old mason, died on Wednesday at Birlapur, in the Budge Budge police station area, when he fell off a roof he was demolishing. Police said a contractor, who could not be traced till Wednesday evening, had hired him.

Civic crackdown

Civic authorities have decided to crack down on households with broken sewer pipes on premises along thoroughfares. House-owners, who will fail to conduct repairs after receiving the notice, will have their drainage connections snapped, said member mayor-in-council (drainage and sewerage) Mala Roy.

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TO Sangbad Patra Bikreta Samity, Ranikuthi branch, for organising a felicitation programme for veteran hawkers

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