QKolkata: 4 More Docs Hurt In Mob Fury; Tear Gas At BJP Rally
Kolkata: Junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital stage a demonstration as they continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the hospital, in Kolkata on 12 June 2019. 
Kolkata: Junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital stage a demonstration as they continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the hospital, in Kolkata on 12 June 2019. (Photo: IANS)

QKolkata: 4 More Docs Hurt In Mob Fury; Tear Gas At BJP Rally

1. 4 More Docs Hurt In Mob Fury As Protests Hobble Healthcare

Anarchy seemed to reign over Bengal’s healthcare system on Wednesday, with mobs chasing and attacking doctors at medical colleges in Burdwan and Midnapore and the doctors’ stir – to protest against the murderous assault on junior doctors at NRS Hospital late on Monday night – showing no sign of abating.

Outpatients’ departments and emergency wards stopped working at several government hospitals on Wednesday morning before doctors started attending to patients at emergency wards. But, in an unprecedented show of solidarity, a cross-section of private establishments and even private practitioners, too, joined the cease-work, which complicated matters for thousands of patients all over the state.

(Source: The Times Of India)

Also Read : After NRS Hospital, Now Reports of Violence From Burdwan Hospital

2. Residents, BJP Leaders Faint, Fall Ill As Cops Burst Tear Gas Shells To Stop Rally

Anwari Begum had taken her four-year-old grandchild, Md Ishan, to the terrace of their BB Ganguly Street house to watch the large contingent of uniformed men standing guard behind aluminium barricades close to Phears Lane, when the first shell of tear gas burst around 1.50pm on Wednesday. Within seconds, the child’s eyes and skin started burning and Anwari felt breathless. Ishan had to be taken to a doctor soon after.

Apart from bursting tear gas shells, police used electric shockers and water cannons to prevent BJP workers and leaders from reaching the state police headquarters at Lalbazar. What played out was a complete mayhem in central Kolkata, as the high voltage BJP demonstration unfolded at the Central Avenue-BB Ganguly Street crossing, choking traffic in a 2km radius from the Indian Airlines office on Central Avenue to Medical College and Hospital and giving cops a tough time to rein in the mob. It was not only BJP leaders and workers, who fell ill during the BJP’s Lalbazar gherao programme after cops fired close to 10 rounds of tear gas on BB Ganguly Street, but several residents of the area and those on the road – many of them kids and elderly – who also fell unwell.

(Source: The Times Of India)

Also Read : Police Use Water Cannons, Tear Gas on BJP Protesters in Kolkata

3. Guv Steps In, Calls 4 Main State Parties

Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has called the state’s four main parties – the Trinamool, the BJP, the CPM and the Congress – to Raj Bhavan on Thursday to discuss how to curb the unabated violence following the Lok Sabha results on 23 May.

Trinamool secretary-general Partha Chatterjee, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and state Congress president

Somen Mitra have confirmed attendance; the CPM will send politburo member Md Salim.

The governor’s “conciliation meeting” follows his “courtesy call” to PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi last week. Tripathi has said Bengal’s law-and-order situation can do with an improvement, which is in consonance with the home ministry advisory to the state accusing it of failing to maintain rule of law. The advisory also asked the Bengal government to identify “delinquency” among a section of its officials.

(Source: The Times Of India)

Also Read : West Bengal Governor to meet PM, Amit Shah

4. Injured NRS Doctors Stable And Out Of Danger, But One Still In ICU

The two injured NRS Hospital doctors – Paribaha Mukhopadhyay and Yash Tekwani – are on the path of recovery and currently out of danger at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK) and NRS Hospital, respectively. While Mukhopadhyay, who was left with a dent on his skull after being hit with a stone, underwent a surgery on Tuesday and was moved out of the ICU on Wednesday. Tekwani, however, continues to remain in the ICU for a rib fracture and spine injury.

A team of four doctors operated on Mukhopadhyay, who underwent a three hour procedure. Led by Hrishikesh Kumar,the doctors repaired the dent after treating the external wounds. An incision was made to repair the dent without taking the skull bone off. “It was similar to what is done to repair a car dent. The only difference is, we made a hole and corrected the depression. The procedure is called elevation of depressed fracture of skull,” said Kumar.

(Source: The Times Of India)

Also Read : Death Threats, Hostel Lockdowns: WB Doctors’ Protests Get Uglier

5. Locket Made BJP Whip For Women

The BJP on Wednesday gave shape to its parliamentary executive committee, appointing Hooghly MP Locket Chatterjee as a whip in charge of the party’s women Lok Sabha members.

The post of deputy leader in the Lok Sabha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given to senior leader and defence minister Rajnath Singh.

BJP president Amit Shah who has been allotted the home ministry is widely believed to be the second in command after Modi in the government.

The appointment of Locket as one of whips in the Lower House was seen as a “consolation prize” for the fiery leader who was expected to be made a minister.

Locket was made one of the three whips to handle women BJP MPs. The other two are MPs Shobha Karandlaje (Karnataka) and Ranjanaben Bhatt (Gujarat).

(Source: The Telegraph)

6. Rajeev Hearing Decision In July

Calcutta High Court will decide on 2 July whether it will resume on that day or later the daily hearing of a petition by IPS officer Rajeev Kumar for quashing the CBI’s proceedings against him in the Saradha case.

Justice Asha Arora announced the date of the daily hearing when CBI counsel Y.J. Dastoor mentioned before the judge on Wednesday that the vacation bench of the court had on 30 May sent the case to the regular bench for disposal.

Dastoor said the vacation bench had said the case should be disposed by 10 July Kumar’s advocate Milan Mukherjee requested Justice Arora to fix the matter for hearing on 2 July.

After hearing both the parties, Justice Arora asked the CBI counsel to mention the case before her on 2 July when the judge would decide if the hearing of the case would resume on or after that day.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read : Calcutta HC gives Rajeev Kumar protection from arrest till July 10

7. Two Arrested For Gold Smuggling

A man and his nephew were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly running an international gold smuggling racket.

Ashok Jalan, who stays in Salt Lake’s Sector I, assisted by his nephew Amit, who lives in Bangur, allegedly ran the racket for at least five years, police said. During interrogation, Ashok said he had been involved in 15 cases of gold seizures by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

The Jalans run a sari business and have a shop in Burrabazar. An officer said the business was probably a front for the gold racket.

DRI officers tracked down the duo after four smugglers connected with the racket were arrested with eight gold bars worth over Rs 2.71 crore and 74kg of silver jewellery worth Rs 59 lakh at a Siliguri-Calcutta bus.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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