QKolkata: Rajeev Kumar Questioned Again; Mukul Roy Named In FIR
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (second left).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (second left).(Photo: IANS)

QKolkata: Rajeev Kumar Questioned Again; Mukul Roy Named In FIR

1. Kolkata Police Chief Kumar Questioned By CBI Again

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and Former Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh were quizzed in Shillong on Sunday, 10 February, by the CBI in connection with the Saradha deposit default case.

The officer, who was examined for the second day on Sunday, reached the venue at 10.20 am and left at 10.20 pm with a 95-minute lunch break in the afternoon.

Ghosh, who reached around 10 am, left the CBI office around 11.05 pm on Sunday. Asked whether he was made to sit face to face with Kumar and whether he had been asked to report back on Monday, 11 February, Ghosh replied in the affirmative to both questions.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read : Day 2 of Rajeev Kumar’s Questioning at CBI’s Shillong Office Ends

2. Battle Of Nerves On, Kumar To Be Questioned Again Today

The mind game between CBI and Kolkata Police continued on Sunday, 10 February, with the CBI summoning Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before it in its Shillong office again on Monday, 11 February, even after a gruelling weekend of questioning. Kumar himself had requested CBI officers to complete the questioning even if it necessitated him staying back overnight at the CBI office. The central agency, however, is still noncommittal on when the interrogation process will be over.

The apex court’s order had mentioned that Kumar must appear on date or dates on which he is summoned by CBI to Shillong. The interrogation began on Saturday, 9 February.

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. Mukul Roy Named In FIR For Murder Of Trinamool MLA

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy was on Sunday, 10 February, named in the FIR as one of the accused in Saturday’s (9 February) murder of Krishnaganj Trinamool MLA Satyajit Biswas in Fulbari, opening a fresh front in the Trinamool-BJP war of words in Bengal.

Roy, once the No 2 person in Trinamool until he left the party for BJP in November 2017, is heading BJP’s election campaign strategy in Bengal. He was one of four persons named for murder (Section 302 IPC) and criminal conspiracy (Section 120B IPC), along with three locals — Sujit Mondal, Kartik Mondal and Abhijeet Pundari. Sujit and Kartik were arrested early on Sunday and remanded in 14 days’ police custody. Abhijeet is on the run.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read : BJP’s Mukul Roy, 3 Others Booked for TMC MLA Satyajit’s Killing

4. Trinamool Sees Void On Matua Turf After MLA's Murder

The Trinamool Congress has said the murder of Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas will create a void in the party’s battle with the BJP which has been making inroads into the Matua vote bank in Nadia district.

Sources said Biswas was projected as Trinamool’s ambassador among the Matuas, particularly in Krishnaganj.

The Assembly segment along the India-Bangladesh border has significant Matua people, many of whom recently started switching their allegiance from Trinamool to the BJP.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. Trans Tailors In The Making Set To Showcase 'Perfect Fit’ Clothes On Runway

Men, women, kids, and now trans — the clothing industry may soon get a fourth sector.

The quiet movement to address the sartorial problems faced by transgenders started in the city showroom of a leading sewing machine dealer around six months ago. At the store’s Park Street address, five transwomen and a transman have been training to make clothes that “enable them to dress the way they feel inside.” Their efforts will culminate in a fashion show, titled ‘karigaari’ — named after the brand they have been trying to develop — on 23 February. Backed by the 160-year-old sewing machine retailer, the group will present their work to leading apparel brands so that the “third-gender clothes” find place in retailing.

(Source: The Times of India)

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6. Panic Grips Burrabazar After Fire Breaks Out In Godown; None Hurt

A fire broke out at a ground-floor cloth godown on Jamunalal Bajaj Street in Burrabazar around 8.30pm on Sunday, 10 February. The fire sparked panic among the residents and traders in the area as their memories are fresh with the September fire at Bagri Market, which continued for four days. Five fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames within an hour, said Sujit Bose, state fire services minister.

Since the fire broke out in a two-storey building located inside a narrow lane, the firemen had a difficult time to gain access to the seat of the fire. Later, the fire department officials broke open the door of an adjoining shop to douse the flames.

(Source: The Times of India)

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