Protestors belonging to the Kurmi tribe in West Bengal’s Purulia, started a protest on September 20, demanding the status of “Other Backward Class” status to their community. This is powered by assent then president Ram Nath Kovind gave to the states, to identify and specify Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). The protests blocked railways tracks across several areas in West Bengal.
Teachers Recruitment Scam: ED Files Complaint Against Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee & 6 Others
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 20, filed a complaint against eight accused including Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee in the West Bengal Teachers recruitment scam case. The prosecution case was filed before the PMLA special court in Calcutta. The complaint stated that the aforementioned duo used six entities for the purpose of money laundering. The accused are in judicial custody, and will be produced before court on… read-more
CPI (Maoist) activist Samrat Chakraborty alias "Nilkamal Sikdar" was arrested in West Bengal in a case related to setting up units of the outlawed group in Assam, confirmed NIA spokesperson on September 20. Chakraborty (37,) a resident of Seth Bagan Road, North 24 Parganas district, was also known as "Amit, Argha, Nirmal and Nirman". He was arrested from Mahispata, near Narayana School for his activities as a Maoist.
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North Bengal University Vice Chancellor Subires Bhattacharyya has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an alleged 2016 assistant teachers’ recruitment scam. The arrest came after CBI invited him to the office in Kolkata and found him “non-cooperative”. Prior to the arrest, the agency also conducted search operations at his residence. Also, the chargesheet has been filed in the matter.
In West Bengal's Nadia district, two bodies, one of a 34-year-old man Subhadip Mandal and his mother Anju Mandal (65) were found hanging. The suspicious dead bodies were found at their home in Kalyani's B-10 area on September 13, confirmed police on the next day. Notably, after inspecting the area, the police found a suicide note stating no one is responsible for the death. Police launched an investigation
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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested TMC leader and Halisahar Municipality chairman Raju Sahani in an alleged chit fund case. Reportedly, Rs 80 lakh cash has been seized from his residence in Newton. Furthermore, documents of properties worth Rs 2.75 crore were found, and country-made firearm along with a dozen live catridges were also recovered. Besides, a bank account in Thailand is being traced.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’ close aide and senior TMC leader Anubrata Mondal has been produced before the MP/MLA court for his alleged connection in the 2010 Mangalkot blast case. The proceedings are set to being from September 2. Mondal has dismissed all charges against him, in connection to the case. Notably, Mondal also appeared before another court earlier, for his alleged connection with a cattle smuggling case.
A threat letter has reportedly been sent to a special CBI court judge hearing TMC’s Anubrata Mondal’s bail plea. The Asansol judge Rajesh Chakraborty informed that the letter threatened to implicate his family in a drugs case if he refused to grant bail to Anubrata Mondal. TMC’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal was arrested in 2020 cattle smuggling case.
In the horrific mass murder Birbhum violence case, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested seven more persons for their alleged connection in the case. A court sentenced the accused to a 10-day judicial remand for further investigation. Earlier this year, in West Bengal’s Bogtui village situated in Birbhum, ten persons were charred to death as their house was set on fire.
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) said that India's first Underwater Metro will be functional by June, 2023. Out of the project's 16.55 km length, 9.30 km between Sector V and Sealdah is already operational. The remaining 7.25 km will be operational in less than a year's time. The project was initially scheduled to be completed by December, 2021.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times