HC seeks report on jail inmates

KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state government to file a report stating the number of convicts and undertrials lodged in the jails across the state. The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Pratap Kumar Roy also sought the details of the prisoners still lodged in jails whose conviction period was over. The bench was hearing a PIL filed by advocate Kartik Chandra Kapas who alleged that a prisoner named Kailash Das was killed in Midnapore Central Jail, a few months ago.

Missing girls: CBI gets 5 months to end probe

KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Friday agreed to CBI's plea of giving it five more months to wrap up its probe into the missing of 40 minor girls from two shelters — one run by NGO Sanlaap and other a government-run home Vidyasagar Balika Bhavan in Haldia — in 2009. The Central probe agency submitted a report to the court today stating its probe is progressing and 25 people have been interrogated. The CBI also stated that some of the girls might have been taken to Nepal for which it has contacted the Interpol. In 2009, CID had rescued 40 girls from Haldia and they were shifted to two homes. But soon, all the 40 girls went missing.

Landmine, computer found in Junglemahal

Jhargram: A landmine, a computer monitor and CPU were found from a jungle at Jamboni in West Midnapore. The landmine and the electronic gadgets were found during a routine search operation from a place in Barsol forest in Jamboni, Jhargram Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh said. Nearly 3 kg explosives were contained in a tiffin can which was dug out of the soil and the computer was kept in a sack near a bush, she said.

Three IPS officers get new posts

Kolkata: Three senior IPS officials were on Friday assigned new responsibilities in a reshuffle in West Bengal. State secretariat sources said that the DG, CID, V V Thambi, who retired from the service today, has been reappointed OSD (Home) for advising the administration.

Special Commissioner in Kolkata Police Shibaji Ghosh would take over as ADG CID replacing C V Murlidhar, who would take over as Managing Director, West Bengal Police Housing Board, sources said.

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