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Friday , January 25 , 2013
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The City Diary

Rash driving

A 29-year-old youth was arrested for rash driving and trying to intimidate cops with a toy gun when they tried to intercept him on Thursday evening. Irfan Hyder was riding his motorcycle at a high speed with no registration number when sergeant L.T. Bhutia of Bowbazar police station intercepted him on Jadunath Dey Street off CR Avenue, police said. The youth flashed a gun — later discovered to be a plastic toy gun — and tried to flee the spot.

Newborn kidnap

Police on Thursday prepared a sketch of two-and-a-half-year-old Suraiya Parveen who was allegedly kidnapped from the RG Kar hospital premises on Tuesday afternoon. The child’s mother, Farida Bibi, went to Lalbazar on Thursday and helped the police draw the sketch, which will be circulated among police stations across the city and the police headquarters of the adjoining districts. Farida Bibi had gone to the hospital on Tuesday with three of her children. She had left the baby with her six-year-old daughter while she went with her son to get a ticket for the outpatient department.

Woman beaten

A man and his wife were arrested on Thursday for allegedly beating up his 65-year-old mother at their Beniapukur home. Police said the victim, Israt Jahan Akhtar, had to be hospitalised on the night of January 21 after the alleged assault.

Metro fine

Littering or spitting on Metro station premises will now invite a penalty of at least Rs 500 instead of Rs 250. Anyone found pasting posters, scribbling or doodling on the walls of a train or anywhere on the Metro premises would also be fined, officials said.

Tree felling

Four persons were arrested for illegally felling trees in Salt Lake on Thursday morning. Haran Das, Anarul Mollah, Mohammed Murshed Ali and Moidul Molla were chopping a tree beside a building at EE block in Salt Lake around 10pm, when Bidhannagar Municipality vice-chairman Sabyasachi Dutta and other residents protested and handed them over to police.