Court martial begins
Guwahati, June 27: The general court martial of former military secretary Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash, accused in the Sukna land scam, began at the headquarters of the Army’s 51 sub-area at Narengi in Guwahati today.
This comes seven months after another general indicted in the case, Lt Gen. P.K. Rath, was found guilty by a court martial in Shillong. Gen. Prakash has been charged with attempt to defraud, unbecoming conduct and abuse of military position while trying to favour realtor Dilip Agarwal for building an educational institute on a piece of land adjacent to Sukna military station.
Alipurduar: A one-and-half year old baby was found abandoned inside the Guwahati-bound Jhajha Express on Sunday night. The train guards handed over the baby boy to the GRP personnel in Jorai station. The child was taken to a hospital in Rampur for a check-up. Investigations are on to trace his parents.
Alipurduar: Kandru Santhal, a resident of Chuapara tea estate, was mauled by a leopard on Monday. Santhal was working in the garden when the animal attacked him. He has been admitted to the Alipurduar subdivisional hospital.
Jaigaon: A tusker damaged four huts at Khasbusty in Nagrakata block on Sunday night. Foresters of Nagrakata range said the elephant has returned to a nearby forest after the raid.
Alipurduar: An adult barking deer was rescued from Goabarnagar village in Falakata block on Monday. Foresters of Dalgaon range later released the animal in the Dalgaon forest.
Vet for jumbo
Alipurduar: S.K. Ghosh, the veterinary officer of Alipore Zoo in Calcutta, reached the Gorumara National Park on Monday to treat an elephant that was injured by a train on Saturday night. Two elephants were injured after being hit by the express train at Diana bridge near Banarhat.