Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Aditya Bardhan Agarwal and Rahul Todi,directors of AMRI Hospitals who were absconding since the fire on December 9,2011. The counsel of the directors argued that both Agarwal and Todi were not members of the managing committee,which administered the day-to-day affairs of the hospital. The division bench headed by Justice Ashim Kumar Roy accepted the plea and granted anticipatory bail to the two directors. The court has already granted anticipatory bail to Preeti Surekha,another director who was absconding.
HC rejects CPM leaders bail plea
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Ashoke Guria,a CPM leader of East Midnapore who was arrested by the CID in connection with the Nandigram violence of November 2007. Guria was arrested along with Lakshman Seth,former CPM MP from Mumbai,on March 17. A counsel of Guria argued that the high court could grant him bail by imposing stringent conditions since he had no criminal background. Public prosecutor Debasish Roy argued that there was sufficient material available against Guria in the charge sheet and that he should face trial in custody. The investigation was not yet complete,he said.
Minister rules out hike in bus,auto fare
Kolkata: Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Monday said that the transport system in West Bengal is poor compared to places like Kerala,Mumbai and Delhi. He also ruled out any possibility of hike in fares of buses,autos and taxis.