The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrates court on Thursday allowed Kolkata Police to apply the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against five alleged Maoists who were arrested in Kolkata on February 29. Delivering the order,judge Subhra Banerjee remanded the five in police custody for 14 days.
HC adjourns AMRI directors bail plea
The charge-sheet filed by Kolkata Police on the AMRI fire said that an accident cannot be ruled out,it was pointed out to the Calcutta High Court on Thursday. Advocate Bolai Roy,counsel of AMRI directors R S Goenka and Prasant Goenka who are in jail,made the point while arguing their bail plea. Roy said that the police had brought charges of negligence and culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the director of AMRI,at the same time the charge-sheet did not rule out the possibility of an accident. Roy asked how that could be possible. The high court adjourned the hearing and the case will come up for hearing tomorrow.
Madhyamik papers found on road
Answer scripts of Bengali first paper of Madhyamik exams were found in a packet lying near Girish Park on Thursday morning. Asim Kar,the man who found the packet,immediately went to Bidhanagar East police station and submitted all the papers. When police contacted the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education regarding the matter,officials there told them that the packet was given to one of the teachers,Swapna Banerjee,who had accidentally lost it.
FAS wins at Jadavpur university after 2 yrs
SFIs loosening grip on colleges was again exposed after Forum for Arts Students (FAS) along with DSO won the Arts faculty students union election after two years at Jadavpur University on Thursday. SFI could retain only one seat while DSO and FAS combined bagged four posts at the election. FAS members claimed that for the last two years they were not fighting the students union election jointly with DSO and as a result they lost on both the occasions. This year they have again joined hands with DSO which led them to victory.
Smoke triggers alarm in Metro
Smoke emanating from a melting plastic packet triggered panic at Sovabazar Metro Station on Thursday. At 3.40 pm smoke was seen on the third rail of the up line. Passengers brought it to the notice of the authorities and train services was stopped immediately. Engineers visited the spot and found the plastic packet. Train services resumed at 4.08 pm.
Man held for posing as cop
Satya Narayan Mishra (65) was sent to police custody till March 17 for posing as a staff member of the Lalbazar detective department and demanding money from a hardware shop owner at Hazra.