Saturday, 11 August 2018

Flyover Collapses In Siliguri, People Stage Protest

Siliguri: A portion of National Highway-31D’s railway flyover guarder collapsed at Kativita near Phasidewa NH 31 (Railway Line) towards Ghoshpukur in Siliguri early morning on Saturday today.
No casualties have been reported. Restoration work underway. Railway authority didn’t sasy anything till now.
Recalling the Posta flyover incident, a four lane flyover beside railway station has collapsed. The qualitative strength of the material used in making the flyover standing before question.
On the other hand, National Highway-28 in Basti of Uttar Pradesh has also faced almost a same situation where an under construction flyover collapsed. Two people have lost their life and four are critically injured.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

26 minor girls rescued from a train after passenger alerts railways with a tweet

A passenger on the train tweeted to railways that he had noticed around 25 girls crying and looking uncomfortable on the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express
Twenty six underage girls were rescued by the GRP and RPF from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a tweet from a passenger alerted them to the situation.
On July 5, a passenger on board the train tweeted that he was travelling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed around 25 girls crying and looking uncomfortable.
Reacting to the tweet, officials in Varanasi as well as Lucknow swung into  action and within half an hour of the alert on social media site started investigating the matter, a railway spokesperson said.
The GRP at Gorakhpur coordinated with Childline along with the anti-trafficking unit of the police.
Two RPF jawans in plainclothes boarded the train at Kaptanganj and escorted them to Gorakhpur.
“26 girls were found with two men, aged 22 and 55 years. All of them are from West Champaran in Bihar. The girls were being taken from Narkatikyaganj to Idgah. When questioned the girls were unable to answer anything convincingly, so they have been handed over to the child welfare committee.
The girls are believed to be between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
“Their parents have been informed and the men have been taken into custody,” a statement from RPF said.
This incident comes days after Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani launched an awareness campaign for protection of children coming in contact with railways.
PTI

Monday, 11 June 2018

Kidnapped minor girl rescued, suspected Bangladeshi arrested - Says he is from Jalpaiguri

Assam : Dhubri Police rescued a minor girl on Saturday, who was kidnapped a month’s ago from Agomoni Police Station area of the district.
The minor was allegedly kidnapped by a man from her neighbourhood and the kidnapper was trying to take her to Bangladesh, a police officer said on Wednesday.
Acting on the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, the police started a probe and conducted raids at several places, but failed in tracing the girl, he added.
On Saturday evening, after getting information from a source, the police conducted a raid at Takimari village, located across the Indo-Bangladesh international border under Dhubri Police Station and rescued the girl along with the alleged kidnapper.
The arrested kidnapper has been identified as Altab Ali.
However, the alleged kidnapper, Altab Ali, has claimed that he is a resident of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal as per an AADHAR card issued by the UIDAI which has been recovered from his possession.
But the police suspect that he might be a Bangladeshi national as he was planning to flee to Bangladesh.
A proper verification about his original identity has been under process with the help of Jalpaiguri Police of West Bengal.
The kidnapper was also involved in a stone business at the Sonahat International Trade Centre under Golakganj Police Station of Dhubri district.
The rescued girl has been handed over to her family members while the kidnapper has been kept by Dhubri Police in their custody for further investigations as informed by D Das, officer-in-charge of AMCo Road Police Outpost of Dhubri district.
D Das led the police team during the operation on Saturday.