IN BRIEFS FROM THE TELEGRAPH

IN BRIEFS FROM THE TELEGRAPH

Gang on bike robs car

Midnapore, Aug. 13: A gang on motorbikes today robbed Rs 39 lakh from a car carrying the money to a bank and shot at an employee of a security agency transporting the cash before escaping.

Police said the gang of six intercepted the vehicle 500 metres from Big Bazaar shopping mall in Kharagpur around 1.30pm. “They forced the four occupants — two employees of a Calcutta-based security agency, a security guard and the driver — to step out of the car,” a police officer said. “The security guard dropped his gun accidentally while getting off. When he tried to pick it up, one of the gang members fired at him. However, he missed and the bullet hit one of the employees of the security agency,” he added.

Ambulance

Siliguri: The Lions Club of Siliguri Terai announced on Friday that it would start an ambulance service at the end of August to provide intensive care to serious patients being shifted to hospital. Kamal Agarwal, the vice-president of the club, said the ambulance would cater for the people of Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Airport office

Siliguri: The administrative office building of the airport controller at Bagdogra will be inaugurated by Praveen Seth, member (operations) of the Airports Authority of India, on Saturday. Officials of the Indian Air Force would be present at the event.

Garden reopens

Darjeeling: Pubung tea garden that had been shut since March 24 reopened on Friday. Sandip Mukherjee, the secretary of the Darjeeling Tea Association, said the estate had been shut because of dispute between the workers and the management. He said the problems had been amicably solved. The garden, 35km from here, employs 424 workers.

Forest arrest

Siliguri: Guards from Baikunthapur forest division arrested four persons while they were illegally chopping sal trees in the Adabari beat under Salugara range on Friday. The arrested persons are Jamai Saibo, Fadu Soren, Sonaram Murmu and Jitesh Saibo, all residents of Majhua.

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