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Trinamool MLA Saokat Molla ignores CBI summons



 Two-time Trinamool Congress legislator Saokat Molla on Friday ignored CBI’s notice for interrogation in connection with the coal smuggling cases in West Bengal.

Molla, the Trinamool Congress MLA from Canning (East) Assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, was asked to be present at CBI’s Nizam Palace office in Central Kolkata at 11 a.m on Friday.

However, at the last moment, his counsels sent an email communique to the CBI informing the latter about their client inability to appear for interrogation. Molla had also sought 15 days of time to appear for grilling.

Confirming the receipt of the email communique of Molla, a senior CBI official, who did not wish to be named, said that they have forwarded the communique to their higher officials at CBI Directorate in New Delhi immediately. “Now whether Molla would be given the time span of 15 days or not will be decided by our higher officials,” he said.

Many recall the similar incident how Trinamool Congress leader and party’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mandal avoided CBI summons one after another pertaining to cattle and cola smuggling cases in the state.

After ignoring seven summons, Anubrata Mandal finally made a maiden appearance at the CBI office integration on May 19. However, after that he went back to Birbhum and started avoiding central agency summons again on medical grounds.

Incidentally, Mandal was also supposed to be present at the CBI’s Nizam Police office on Friday. However, as usual, he had communicated his inability to appear.

As reported by IANS on Thursday, although the coal-belt of Asansol in West Burdwan district of the state was base of the coal smuggling rackets, the investigating sleuths have recently identified several points where the smuggled coal were sent to different points in different pockets in the state.

It was also reported that Jeebantala area under Molla’s constituency, Canning (East) houses several brick kilns that require huge amounts of coal at cheaper rates to successfully run their shows. CBI sleuths have come to information many such brick kilns in Canning (East) which had been getting regular supply of smuggled coal.

Molla is a two-time Trinamool Congress MLA from Canning (East) Assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal since 2016. Before the change of guards in West Bengal in 2011, Molla was an active member of erstwhile ruling party CPI(M) and was also considered as the right- hand man of erstwhile West Bengal land & land reforms minister, Abdur Rezzak Molla in the previous Left Front regime.

However, after 2011, Saokat Molla shifted to Trinamool Congress and became an MLA from Canning East for the first time in 2016. He was re-elected from the same constituency in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls.

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Pune News: Big news! Pune IAS officer caught in CBI raid, accepting bribe




Cbi Raid on Ias Officer Dr Anil Ganpatrao Ramod: A big news has come to the fore from Punya. CBI has conducted raids on IAS officers. Dr. Anil Ganpatrao Ramod is an IAS officer and is the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Pune. He has been caught red handed by the CBI accepting the offer.

According to the information received, Anil Ramod, who is facing the highway, would have demanded Lachechi to get the return soon. The complainant would have filed a complaint with the CBI in respect of or. Intervening in the complaint received, the CBI raided and caught Anil Ramode red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs.8 lakh.

Stuck in taking promotion and bribe for two days

Meanwhile, Alikadech Satariat got promoted to the post of Faujdar and got stuck for two days, but while taking the bribe, the police station staff got stuck. Or a greedy police officer, taking a bribe of Rs 24,000 to help the accused in the crime of treachery of marriage, caught by the Prohibition Department on a family promise.

Ya Faujdarache Nao Machindra Baburao Sasane Asan Aahe. If the police station accepted the bouquet, the same police station or criminal offense was registered.

And in the second incident, the police station police station’s police officer filed a complaint regarding the property, for not registering the crime, and for not registering the accused, the complainant was fined 20 thousand rupees and then 12 thousand rupees. Either in the case itself or in the form of Bribe, the Prohibitory Department has caught red handed. Nitin Dashrath More, ase ya faujdarache nao aahe.

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Bengal govt challenges Calcutta HC’s twin orders in minor rape-murder case




The West Bengal government on Friday challenged the twin orders of a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court in connection to the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kaliganj, North Dinajpur district.

The two orders by the High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha have been challenged at the division bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Sivagnanam and comprising Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharya.

The first order pertains to the formation of a special investigation team to probe the case, while the second is related to Justice Mantha seeking a report from the state’s Home Department on the police allegedly refusing to cooperate with the SIT.

Despite a petition was filed at the High Court demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the matter, Justice Mantha constituted the SIT comprising the-then Special Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Damayanti Sen, retired IG Pankaj Dutta, and retired Joint Director of CBI, Upen Biswas.

Justice Mantha and specifically directed the state police to fully cooperate with the SIT.

Sen has however, been transferred from her current posting to a lesser significant post of additional director general (training) of state police.

Justice Mantha’s bench recently received complaints against the state police for not cooperating with the SIT.

Taking strong exceptions, Justice Mantha on Thursday sought a report from the Home Department within seven days.

The rape and murder case took place in April.

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‘Abaya’ controversy evokes strong criticism in Kashmir




The controversy triggered by the refusal of a college principal to allow students inside the college wearing an ‘Abaya’ has evoked strong criticism in Kashmir.

Abaya is an Islamic dress worn as a loose gown by a woman.

The students appearing for the common entrance test for colleges conducted by the NTA were initially refused entry into the college by the principal at one of the exam centres in Srinagar city as the girl candidates were wearing Abaya.

Better sense prevailed on the principal who later allowed the students to take their test while wearing the same dress.

Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters, “They are trying to repeat what was done in Karnataka. Abaya is an Islamic dress and we will not accept any dictate on this. They cannot put pressure on us as to what we should wear or not wear. Whatever a person wants to wear, he/she has the freedom to wear it.”

National Conference (NC) spokesman, Tanvir Sadiq told reporters that the act of the principal is condemnable as anybody should be allowed to wear the dress of his/her choice.

“If a woman wears Abaya, that is fine and if she does not want to wear it, that is her decision and there is nothing objectionable about it,” Sadiq said.

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