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Youth killed in a road accident at Hasimara

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Hasimara: A 37 year old youth died in an accident on the national highway near Hasimara on Tuesday. The incident occurred on National Highway 317 at Paschim Satali area near Hasimara in Alipurduar district. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ikramul, a resident of Birpara.

According to the sources, the incident occurred at the diversion area of Bania Bridge in Paschim Satali village of Hasimara. Mohammad Ikramul was heading towards Alipurduar from Birpara on a scooter. On the way, he fell down along with the scooter after hitting a high mound of soil in front of the collapsed Bania Bridge were he died on the spot.

Police from Hasimara outpost reached the spot as soon as they received the information about the accident and recovered the body. Hasimara police outpost OC Premkumar Thami said, “The body of the deceased youth was sent to Alipurduar district hospital for autopsy on Tuesday.” The family members of the deceased youth were also informed. Police have filed a case of unnatural death and are investigating the incident.

One injured as car crashed into a house in Phuentsholing

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Phuentsholing, 21st September: A 53-year-old man at Kabreytar in Phuentsholing Bhutan was injured after he was hit by the window metal frame when a car crashed into his house today morning. He was later taken to the Thimphu hospital as he suffered chest and pelvic fractures, according to sources.

The accident occurred at around 8am today when a car accidently crashed into his house. The injured man does not have anyone to look after him. The 29-year-old youth who was driving the car, only had a learner’s license.

A traffic police official said that the car driver must had lost the control over the vehicle and mistakenly accelerated the car instead of applying the brakes.

Adding to it the official said, “The car fell off and crashed into the house. The window metal frame hit the man inside”.

Meanwhile, the car owner has also been sent along with the victim to Thimphu hospital. He will be charge-sheeted after his return to Phuentsholing.

Two dead, one injured in a road accident in Nagrakata

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Nagrakata, 20th September: Two person died in collision between car and motorcycle, while the other was seriously injured. The incident occurred on the NH17 of Dharnipur Tea Estate under Nagrakata block in Jalpaiguri district on Saturday.

Visuals of crashed car near Diana Bridge

According to sources, a motorcycle and a vehicle collided head-on near the Diana bridge at around 4.30 pm on that day. After the collision, the car crashed with the roadside tree due to which one person in the vehicle died on the spot.

After the incident, the injured driver and the motorcycle rider were rushed to nearby hospital in Banarhat with help of the locals. Later the car driver died during the treatment. The deceased has been identified as Abhijit Paul of Nagrakata and Soumyjit Dutta of Lataguri kranti more.

Meanwhile, Nagrakata police reached the spot soon after receiving the information of the incident and seized both the vehicles. The body of the deceased was recovered and sent for autopsy. Nagarakata Police has launched an investigation into this matter.

Five injured as vehicle overturns on Asian Highway 48 near Birpara

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Birpara, 17th Sept: Five people including the driver, were moderately injured when a small goods carrier overturned on Asian Highway No. 48. The incident occurred at 4 pm on Thursday evening at Bhagatpara near Birpara in Alipurduar district.

According to eyewitnesses, two small goods vehicles were going towards Madarihat from Birpara. Then, while overtaking a car near Bhagatpara, the goods vehicle overturned.

At the time of the incident there were three people in the luggage compartment of the vehicle and two people including the driver in the cabin. All the injured have been taken to Birpara State General Hospital. OC Paljar Bhutia of Birpara Police Station said that the injured have been given primary treatment and the vehicle has been seized.

Bolero seized with 6 illegal teak logs in Birpara

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Birpara, September 15: Illegal smugglers are on the rise in Madarihat-Birpara block area in Alipurduar district. The administration is actively conducting raids.

Meanwhile, In a joint operation of Dalgaon Range forest workers seized six teak logs from Dalmore Garobasti area under Birpara Police Station jurisdiction.

Dalgaon Range Officer Dorje Sherpa said that the seized 6 teak logs measures about 48 CFTs and has a market value of one lakh fifty thousand rupees. Dalgaon Range forest workers also seized the bolero vehicle registration number WB64 D1634 which was smuggling timbers. However, no arrests have been done. We will catch the other fugitives soon. Legal action will be taken against the smugglers as per the specified section.

Adding, “Similar campaigns will be carried out by the Forest Department to stop such illegal activities” said Dalgaon Range Officer Dorje Sherpa said. Environmentalists have also expressed happiness over the proper work of Dalgaon Range and Birpara Police in the forest conservation work.

3 dead, 3 injured in a road accident on NH10 near Siliguri

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Siliguri, 13th Sept: A total of three people, including a teenager from Odlabari, were killed in a tragic road accident near Bengal Safari Park nearby Shalugara on Saturday night. Three more were injured in the accident. The father of the dead teenager among the injured is critical. Odlabari businessman Krishna Prasad (60), Vidya Prasad, Kalyan Dutt, his son Ishan Dutt (18), Vikram Bishwakarma and driver Arjun Prasad – a group of 6 people went to Deoghar in Jharkhand on Friday to pay special obeisance at Shivdham.

On the way back from Deoghar on Saturday, the car bearing vehicle registration number WB74 BC 0501 lost control and hit a large tree on the side of the road near Bengal Safari at around 12 midnight. After the accident, a jawan from the nearby army camp and a team of police from Bhaktinagar police station came forward to rescue them. Vidya Prasad died on the spot. The rest of the injured were taken out of the car and sent to a nearby hospital in Siliguri.

Ishan Dutt (18) and Krishna Prasad passed away later while treatment started. Kalyan Dutt is undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Siliguri. The rest of the people were mildly injured according to the latest reports.

Meanwhile, news of the tragic accident spread like wildfire in Odlabari since Sunday morning. Families of the victims, relatives and acquaintances reached Siliguri in a state of anxiety. The sudden death of Krishna Prasad and Vidya Prasad including a schoolboy Ishan Dutt, cast a shadow of mourning over Odlabari. The bodies of the three have been sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.

Cannabis (Ganja) worth Rs 33 lakhs recovered in Nagrakata, 1 arrested

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Jalpaiguri, 13th Sept: Nagrakata Police on Sunday, seized huge quantity of illegal Cannabis (Ganja) from Nagrakata under Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

After receiving secret information from intelligence, Nagarakata Police recovered a large quantity of cannabis from a freight truck bearing vehicle registration number WB 03 C7786 at Eklabya more in Nagarakata on Sunday afternoon. A total of 280 kg of cannabis comprising of 14 packets were kept hidden in a specialised chamber in the vehicle. The estimated market price of the seized cannabis is around 33 lakh rupees.

The accused driver of the vehicle namely Raj Pal was arrested along with the seizure, said Nagrakata BDO Smrita Subba.

According to the police, the vehicle was coming from Tripura. Smugglers were planing to illegally transport it to Bihar via Siliguri through Dooars route.

However, due to the readiness of the Nagarkata police, the Ganja smugglers were not successful. The police caught them at Eklabya more in Nagarakata. The arrested youths were sent to Jalpaiguri court today. BDO Smrita Subba, OC Sanju Barman and other police officers were present in the operation.

It is the one of the biggest seizure for Nagrakata Police so far. Earlier on August 26, 320 kg of cannabis was seized at the same place. On August 22 and July 29, large quantity of illegal liquor was seized during a checkpoint.

Wild leopard trapped in a cage in Haldibari tea garden near Banarhat

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Banarhat, Sept 12: An adult wild leopard was caught today in a trap cage setup by the forest department in section No. 35 of the Haldibari Tea Garden area in Banarhat.

According to the sources, the wild animal had been troubling the villagers frequently. After the plantation management was notified regarding the issue, an application was addressed to the officials of the Forest Department in Binnaguri to catch the wild leopard.

Today morning, the workers spotted the wild leopard trapped in one of the cages set up by the forest workers in the tea garden. After receiving the news, Binnaguri Wildlife Squad workers reached the spot and recovered the leopard. The leopard was later safely taken to the Lataguri Nature Supervision Center for medical examination.

33 year-old man brutally murdered in Lankapara on Bhutan border

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Birpara: A 33 years old man stabbed to death at Indo-Bhutan border area in Lankapara. The incident occurred on Thursday morning in the Lankapara tea garden area under Birpara police station in Alipurduar district. The deceased was identified as 33 year old Arun Lama. He was a resident of Lankapara tg 20 number line.

According to local sources, the man was brutally hit several times with a sharp weapon while he was on the way to Pagli Khas area near Indo-Bhutan border. It is learned that Arun’s brother Barun Lama was also killed last February. The police of Birpara police station reached the spot after receiving the news. Birpara Police Station OC Paljar Bhutia said, “The body has been recovered. An investigation has been launched in this case.

320 kgs of illegal Cannabis (Ganja) seized in Nagrakata, 2 arrested

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Jalpaiguri, 26 August: In a move to fight against illegal drug trafficking, Nagrakata Police seized huge quantity of illegal Cannabis (Ganja) from Nagrakata on Tuesday.

Cannabis packets kept hidden in a specialized chamber of the vehicle

Acting upon source information, Nagrakata Police on Tuesday detained one truck from Eklavya More under Nagrakata PS jurisdiction in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. The truck was coming from Manipur-Nagaland border. A total of 320 Kgs of Ganja in 32 packets has been recovered which were kept hidden in a separate chamber of the vehicle. Its market value is said to be Rs 32 lakhs.

Seized 32 packets of Cannabis (Ganja) weighing 320 kgs

The accused truck driver namely Nikita Chhobe (21) and the co-driver, Bakika Chhobe (20) have been arrested. According to Block development officer Smrita Subba, who arrived at the scene, the market value of the seized Ganja is around Rs 32 lakhs.

According to police sources, packets of Ganja were hidden under a special chamber in the truck. They were planning to smuggle it from Nagaland to Bihar via Siliguri. However, due to the readiness of the Nagarkata police, the Ganja smugglers were not successful. The arrested youths were sent to Jalpaiguri court today.

It is the one of the biggest seizure for Nagrakata Police so far. Earlier, on July 29 and August 22, a large quantity of illegal liquor was seized during a checkpoint.

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