QKolkata: ‘Fruitful Meet’ Says Mamata After Meeting Modi & More

Your daily lowdown of all things Kolkata.

Published19 Sep 2019, 01:45 AM IST
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1. ‘Fruitful, Apolitical’ Meet Between Mamata & Modi

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday and invited him to the state after Durga Puja. Banerjee described the meeting as “not political but one between two governments” and called the discussion “fruitful".

The Bengal CM also plans to make a “courtesy call” on Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday if he is not otherwise preoccupied.

(Source: The Times Of India)

2. CBI Flies In New Team, Rajeev Looks For One More Shield

CBI on Wednesday flew in a 12-member team to help them track down “untraceable” CID additional-director general Rajeev Kumar, the same day he filed an appeal in an Alipore court saying CBI needed a “go-ahead” from the Bengal government before acting against him.

The special team — formed on Tuesday, comprising hand-picked officers from the agency’s offices in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh — includes two officers of the rank of police superintendent. It was formed to zero in on Kumar as the CBI’s Kolkata unit was getting bogged down trying to stay a step ahead of his legal moves.

(Source: The Times Of India)

3. Court Wait For Rajeev Kumar, CBI

Rajeev Kumar’s lawyers on Wednesday moved Alipore Court seeking protection from arrest in the Saradha case amid murmurs the CBI may file a petition for permission to take the former Calcutta police chief into custody. Besides moving to secure the arrest shield, Kumar’s legal team tried to make an oral request before the district and sessions judge of Alipore for anticipatory bail. “The lawyers of Alipore court did not take part in proceedings during the day as they were mourning the death of a colleague. So, the anticipatory bail prayer could not be heard. It will be put up on Thursday,” a court source said.

But another application by Kumar’s lawyers, to be heard in case the CBI moved a petition seeking arrest, was admitted. “The future of Kumar will, to a great extent, depend on what the Alipore court says,” said a lawyer.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Sudipta Sen To Court: ‘Red Diary’ Did Not Exist

Sudipta Sen’s “red diary” — described as the missing link in one of the biggest money laundering cases in the state — never existed, the Saradha chief has disclosed in a recent petition filed from prison with the chief justice of Calcutta High Court.

The “red diary” — a matter of speculation in the past six years that Sen has been in jail — purportedly contained names and details of influential people who were beneficiaries of the money that the Saradha Group collected promising more than market rates of returns on investments.

Sen’s petition contradicts the statement given by aide Debjani Mukherjee, who had told the CBI that a “red diary” — containing details of his payouts to influential people — had been seized from the Saradha chief’s office.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. Dengue Patient Dies In Calcutta

A 13-year-old boy who had tested positive for dengue died at a hospital in Park Circus on Wednesday.

Civic officials said this was the first dengue death in the city this year.

Ruhul Mallick — a Class VI student of St Anthony’s High School on Market Street and a resident of Maulvi Lane, near Haji Mohammad Mohsin Square — had last attended school on Friday, the day he started running a temperature.

Family members first took the boy to a local doctor. But since Ruhul’s condition did not improve, they got him admitted to the Institute of Child Health, near the Park Circus bridge No 4.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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