QKolkata: CBI Reaches Nabanna To Seek Rajeev Whereabouts & More

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Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

1. CBI Team At Nabanna, Seeks Rajeev Kumar’s Whereabouts

CBI officers on Sunday went to state secretariat Nabanna with two letters for state police chief Virendra, inquiring about former Kolkata commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s whereabouts and contact details, even as the agency prepared to tackle the possible opening of a new front in Delhi from Monday.

Kumar, currently the Bengal CID’s additional director-general, was earlier summoned to appear before the CBI for questioning regarding the Saradha scam. He reports directly to Virendra, the director-general of police. On Saturday, Kumar had ignored the CBI notice and, instead, sent an email to the agency, seeking a month’s time to appear. On leave till 25 September, he cited “personal reasons” for seeking time.

(Source: The Times Of India)

2. CM Mamata Banerjee Lines Up Vidyasagar Week

The Mamata Banerjee government has directed all schools across Bengal to observe “Vidyasagar Week” between 20 and 26 September to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar.

The move is being seen in Trinamool Congress circles as an attempt to appeal to “Bengali sentiments” in the aftermath of the vandalisation of a Vidyasagar bust in Calcutta, allegedly by BJP supporters, in May.

Vidyasagar was born on 26 September 1820, in Birsingha village of undivided Midnapore, and played a key role in the Bengal renaissance.

(Source: The Telegraph)

3. Five Arrested Over Kankinara Station Murder

Police have so far arrested five persons with criminal antecedents in connection with the murder of a commuter at Kankinara railway station in North 24-Parganas early on Saturday when he tried to resist their snatching attempt.

Biswajit Biswas, 29, a practitioner of traditional medicine, was returning to his Nadia home from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after the death of his elder brother when at least six assailants allegedly hurled bombs at him and also shot him from close range.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Desperate Locals Spend Days Inside Houses In Disaster Zone Without KMRC Clearance

Longing to resume their lives back in their homes, from where they were displaced a fortnight ago, some residents of Bowbazar have started to spend the days inside their houses in the tunnelling disaster zone even without requisite permission from the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) authorities.

A resident of 93/1A, BB Ganguly Street, Sekhar Ghosh, was on Sunday found at home, cooking for a group of employees. He has been visiting the house that has developed cracks in a number of places. “I know it is unsafe, but what can I do. I have a business and have to come here every day. I have learnt that our house is more or less safe and we may be allowed back in a couple of days. So I am here just to check if everything is in order. But I am not spending nights at this place till I get a final nod from the authorities,” said Ghosh. He had been shifted out of the house on 2 September.

(Source: The Times Of India)

5. 39-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Maa Flyover Ramp

A man died after falling from the Garia-bound ramp of Maa flyover on Sunday afternoon, much to the shock of the locals and motorists who were passing by the Science City crossing at that time.

The incident occurred around 3.40pm. Sajad Murmu (39), a resident of Balaspur Kusmandi area of Dakshin Dinajpur, apparently walked onto the Garia-bound flank of the flyover without anybody noticing him. Prima facie, he walked a little over hundred metres on the ramp before falling from the flyover. He fell on the ground at the Science City intersection, a few meters from the Pragati Maidan police station as other vehicles were passing by.

(Source: The Times Of India)

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