QKolkata: CBI Summons Rajeev Kumar; BJP Man Shot Dead in Kakinara

1. Summons To Rajeev Kumar After CBI Does Rounds

CBI team visited three premises on Sunday evening in search of former police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and, unable to find him, served notices in at least two of the addresses asking him to present himself before the central agency on Monday.

CBI sources said the notices asked Kumar to appear at the agency’s unit at the Central Government Offices (CGO) complex in Salt Lake by Monday morning in connection with a Saradha case.

The action, devoid of the confrontation that marked a CBI visit to Kumar’s then Loudon Street home in February and brought chief minister Mamata Banerjee to the streets, came after the central agency issued a lookout notice against the officer for a year, which means he cannot leave the country.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read: SC Rejects Rajeev Kumar’s Plea for Extended Protection from Arrest

2. BJP Worker Shot Dead In Kakinara

A BJP worker, Chandan Shaw (30), was shot dead near his home at Katadanga in Kakinara on Sunday around 11pm.

Three men came on a bike while Shaw was standing in front of his house, which is located close to the railway siding, and hurled bombs at him and also fired at him from a close range. He died on the spot and was found lying in a pool of blood. RAF was deployed to control the tension in the area, that escalated after his death.

(Source: The Times Of India)

Also Read: Bengal BJP worker shot at during clashes with Trinamool

3. TMC Defeat Spurs CPM Office Reopening

The CPM on Sunday reopened its local committee office, which had been shut in Purulia’s Para since 2016 because of alleged Trinamool terror, with the Left outfit being emboldened by the ruling party’s defeat to the BJP in the local Lok Sabha seat.

Trinamool candidate Mriganka Mahato was defeated by the BJP’s Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato in the Purulia Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over 2 lakh votes.

Trinamool alleged that the CPM, which was in the fourth position in the constituency, reopened the office with the BJP’s help.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Posters On Poll Loser, ‘End Of Arrogance’

Ahankarer patan holo (the end of arrogance)” – read about half a dozen posters with photographs of former Purulia Trinamool MP Mriganka Mahato which were found pasted at several places here on Sunday.

Mahato, an ophthalmologist, had won from the Purulia Lok Sabha seat on a Trinamool ticket in 2014. He contested from Purulia again in 2019 and was defeated by the BJP’s Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato by a margin of 2,03,231 votes.

Trinamool has alleged the posters were pasted by the BJP.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. Harmony Becomes Highlight Of Iftar Meet

A special event, ‘ Dosti ki iftari’, hosted on Sunday by the residents of Kidderpore, witnessed a gathering of an eclectic crowd at Shadman Palace. Fifty-odd people, including academicians, writers, students, social activists from various faiths took part in the event organized by a citizens’ forum and an NGO.

Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramzan. The fast is broken at sundown with a meal known as ‘iftar’. Members of the community as well as of other faiths break bread together, from which the tradition of ‘iftar parties’ emerged. “Dosti ki iftari attempted to strengthen the bond among communities, inter-faith dialogues over food to uphold the secular, pluralistic and inclusive spirit of the country alive,” said Sabir Ahamed, one of the organizers.

(Source: The Times Of India)

6. South Kolkata Locals Pay Through Nose For Water To Meet Summer Demand

For Bivas Manna, a trader of packaged drinking water who lives in Tollygunge’s Azadgarh, business has been roaring ever since a water scarcity hit large pockets of the area in early May. Since then, Manna has been regularly taking 20-litre water jars to several housing complexes in the neighbourhood.

From Ranikuthi Government Housing Complex to the State Government Housing Complex in Netaji Nagar, Manna’s customers are growing by leaps and bounds at the peak of summer.

“Even a couple of months ago, I used to supply 150-200 jars of packaged drinking water every day. Now I have to take 300-350 such jars to several housing complexes in the Ranikuthi-Bansdroni area,” Manna said.

(Source: The Times Of India)

7. Stuck In Lift, Four Girls Endure 30 Mins Of Terror In Park Street Building

Four students of an MBA coaching institute on Park Street endured a 30-minute nightmare on Sunday morning after being stuck in one of the building’s elevator that came to a halt between the first and ground floors even as the girls’ cellphones went out of coverage and the emergency button of the lift failed as well, leaving them with no option except shouting for help.

Two of the youngsters fell ill even as the others kept banging on the doors and screaming for help. However, no one came to their help for a long time Eventually, one of the girls managed to call her uncle, who had come to the building to take her. Later, all of them were rescued unharmed by the building staff, who got the lift running within a few minutes of being alerted. The Park Street police have started an investigation into the incident.

(Source: The Times Of India)

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