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Behrampore: School official beaten and heckled

SI later filed an FIR naming five persons, alleging she had been physically assaulted for trying to make an audio recording on her phone

Alamgir Hossain Behrampore Published 07.01.23, 04:23 AM
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The subinspector of schools (Samserganj) was heckled and beaten during a committee meeting at the local BDO office on Friday afternoon, reportedly for trying to record a group of persons including local functionaries who had disrupted the meeting.

SI Hosneara Khatun was helming a meeting of the block’s primary school sports committee, of which she is convener, when a group of allegedly dissenting members walked into proceedings more than an hour late and tried to disrupt it.


“Committee chairperson Anwara Biwi and a few other local Trinamul leaders including committee head Anjumara Khatun, walked in at 3.50pm for a 2pm meeting and began the disruption,” said a source.

The SI later filed an FIR at Samserganj police station naming five persons, alleging she had been physically assaulted for trying to make an audio recording on her phone.

“The main culrpit was Anjumara, who initiated the violence. The government officer on duty in the meeting did not take any action,” alleged Hosneara, adding that even the BDO referred her to police when informed about the proceedings.

The BDO did not respond to repeated calls from this newspaper.

Asked, Anjumara denied the allegations, saying she had “merely asked the SI to put her phone away”.

Samserganj police said they had started an investigation based on the FIR.

Parking feud

A feud over parking slots led to clashes between two groups at Jorabagan in Calcutta on Wednesday.

The flare-up, triggered by the right to collect fees from allegedly illegal parking slots on Maharshi Debendra Road, started around 10am.

More than one person was injured in the clashes, police said.

Narcotics unit busted in Malda

Malda: The police in Malda busted a narcotic-making unit on Thursday and arrested two persons.

A number of items, along with 10.9 lakhs in cash, have been seized from them.

Sources said a team from Kaliachak police station raided the house of Akram Mondal in Narayanpur village.

“We suspect they were running an illegal narcotics-making unit at the house. Five kilos of sodium carbonate, which is used to make drugs, were seized from the spot, along with the cash. Also, four cell phones and three plastic packets have been recovered,” said a police source.

Those arrested have been identified as Rakibul Sheikh and Md Habibulla Sheikh, both residents of Narayanpur, have been arrested.

Shops looted

Twelve shops were looted at the 20th Mile bus stand areas off NH 512 in Gazole of Malda on Thursday night.


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