‘Probe KMC pension fund misuse’

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the police to investigate into the alleged misappropriation of funds allocated by the Centre for the old-age pension given by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Delivering the order, a Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the police will have to complete the probe within a particular time frame. In 2010, Sant Bux Singh, a resident of Kolkata, had filed a PIL alleging that Suman Singh, Congress councillor of Ward No-6 had misappropriated the money allocated for old-age pension. According to the petition, several fake people received the pension in the ward and alleged Suman to be behind it. Following such, the High Court had ordered a probe against Suman. The court had also ruled that the pension would be disbursed through bank accounts or post office accounts instead of cash.

Sattar gets anticipatory bail

THE Calcutta High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail plea to Abdus Sattar Mollah, the CPM leader from Bhangar in North 24-Parganas district who was allegedly involved in the attack on rival Trinamool Congress leader Arabul Islam. On January 8, Arabul lodged complaint with the police alleging he had been attacked by CPM cadres in Bhangar. A FIR was registered against Mollah and others. Following such, Mollah approached the High Court for anticipatory bail plea to avoid arrest.

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