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Netaji protest bandh
Malda, Aug. 6: The Forward Bloc enforced a bandh at Chanchal today after the bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had been found dislodged from the plinth this morning.
Shops, markets, schools and colleges remained closed and vehicles kept off roads. Supporters of the Bloc disrupted traffic at Chowmatha More for five hours.
Police said the bust had been removed, using a sharp cutting weapon. District secretary of Bloc Rajen Agarwal alleged that the bust had been dislodged because of lack of policing in the area. He set a deadline of 48 hours to arrest the culprits. “Otherwise we shall launch a big movement,” he said.
Crash kills 3
Jalpaiguri: Three persons died when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree on the Jalpaiguri-Haldibari road at Pandapara-Kalibari near here on Thursday night. Two persons died on the spot, while another breathed his last at the Jalpaiguri District Hospital. The deceased were Dipu Roy, 24, Dikash Searkar, 32, and Aloke Adhikary, 39.
Siliguri: Siliguri College of Commerce will reopen on Monday. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Rajat Saini, the Siliguri subdivisional officer, with representatives of the Chhatra Parishad, SFI and the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad and the college authorities on Friday. The institution was closed after a clash between CP and SFI supporters on Tuesday evening.
Balurghat: The body of Mujibur Mondal was recovered by police from a field near Kumarganj on Friday. The 37-year-old Mondal had been missing for three days. The police suspect that he was murdered as the body had injury marks.
Islampur: Lakshmi Mondal, a 52-year-old resident of Karandighi, was run over by a train at a railway crossing near Suryakamal station on Friday morning. Mondal was on her way to a relative’s house when the mishap occurred.