The City Diary 04-11-2010

P. Lal dead Metro assault Fake draft Note racket Three held Control room Appointment

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 4.11.10

P. Lal dead

Poet-translator-teacher P. Lal died at a city nursing home on Wednesday night. He was 81. Lal had taught English at St Xavier’s College, from where he had graduated. or close to four decades, he had transcreated Vyasa’s Mahabharat into English, sloka-by-sloka. Lal, also a renowned calligrapher, ran a publishing house, Writers Workshop, which was the cradle of many poets.

Metro assault

Jayanta Sinha, a Barasat resident, lodged a complaint with the Metro Railways general manager alleging that he was manhandled by RPF officers when he tried to enter Dum Dum station on Wednesday morning. Metro official, however, said Sinha’s ticket had got stuck at a gate meant for smart card users. “When the RPF officers asked him to move aside, he caught hold of an officer’s rifle. He got hurt when the officer tried to free his gun,” said a Metro employee.

Fake draft

Girish Park police arrested Samudra Gupta Saran, a youth from Jharkhand, for allegedly producing a fake demand draft of Rs 9 lakh at an SBI branch on Tuesday afternoon. fter interrogating him, cops arrested his associate, Kamaljit Singh, from his Dasnagar Road residence on Wednesday. In another incident, cops arrested Nitai Pal, 35, when he allegedly tried to encash a bearer cheque in someone else’s name at a nationalised bank in Girish Park on Wednesday. Pal had found the cheque lying on a road.

Note racket

Fake Indian notes of Rs 21,000 were seized and two men arrested in a hotel in Taltala on Wednesday by the Special Task Force of Calcutta police.

Three held

Three men were arrested in central Calcutta on Wednesday evening for transporting banned crackers. Two thousand kilograms of banned crackers were found on them.

Control room

The state pollution control will run a control room to receive reports of noise norm violation from November 4 to 6 between 4pm and midnight. The toll-free numbers of the control room are 23358212, 23353913, 1800-3453-390.


Pramod Kumar took over as the additional general manager of South Eastern Railway on Monday.