Calcutta High Court Friday pulled up CID for poor investigations into the killing of one Sagar Ghosh in Birbhum last year, and directed the investigating officer to be present in court Monday with the investigation report.
Justice Dipankar Dutta said he was surprised at the agency’s inaction in the murder case in which Birbhum Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal was also named in the FIR.
During the arguments in court, it was revealed that the CID had failed to record statements of two eyewitnesses, and that there was no progress in the investigation in the last one month.
On December 24, the Calcutta High Court had handed over the Sagar Ghosh killing case to the CID. Justice Dutta also directed Birbhum SP to provide adequate protection to Ghosh family as there was a life threat to them.
Hridya Ghosh, son of Sagar Ghosh, had contested and won panchayat poll last year from Kasba Gram Panchayat as an independent candidate.
On July 21, a day before the poll some miscreants, allegedly associated with the TMC, attacked the Ghosh family and opened fired at Sagar Ghosh.
Court asks NHAI to complete repair work on NH-34 by Feb 14
Calcutta High Court Friday directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to complete within three weeks repair work on 64-km stretch of NH-34 from Barasat to Chakda .The court was hearing a PIL filed, last year, by advocate Anjan Bhattacharjee alleging the NHAI had failed to carry out repair work on the severely damaged NH-34 from Barasat to Chakda.