Ghaziabad: A police post-in-charge of Bathla police station under Loni was suspended by Ghaziabad SSP over laxity in his duties after a dairy owner was robbed of Rs 1 lakh 86 thousand on Tuesday.Senior police officials said that the cop remained off the duty without informing his seniors while the crime rate under his jurisdiction was at high in past few months. According to police, the 45-year-old sub-inspector has been posted in Ghaziabad district from last one year. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarNeeraj Jadaun, Superintendent of Police (rural) told Millennium Post that the Sub-inspector has been suspended for his unauthorised absence and lapses in investigations in almost every case. “The incident came to light when a boxer from Loni area was attacked by unidentified assailants and victim’s family members have staged a protest questioning role of police. It was revealed that at the time of incident, the sub-inspector was in Baghpat without informing his seniors or taking permission.” Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”Another incident occurred on May 28 when a dairy owner was robbed with cash in Bathla area. At that time also the sub-inspector was in Meerut for his personal reasons without taking any permission while no information of his absence was given to any of his senior police officers,” said Jadaun. The officer further said that an internal enquiry has been set up into the matter. “The cop has been suspended for indefinite time period while we are investigating whether he remained careless throughout his official tenure. Appropriate actions will be followed once the investigations are completed,” added Jadaun.
Kolkata: The state committee meeting of CPI(M) scheduled for Tuesday is likely to be stormy, with many leaders holding the party’s bigwigs responsible for the poll debacle in the general election.In Bengal, CPI(M) had fielded 29 candidates and the deposit of all candidates except Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya had been forfeited. Bhattacharya had contested from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat and finished third. Mimi Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress won the seat, followed by Anupam Hazra of BJP. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAmong the prominent leaders whose deposits had been forfeited, include Nandini Mukherjee, a teacher of Jadavpur University who had contested from the Kolkata South seat. The others are Nepaldeb Bhattacharya in Dum Dum, Gargi Chatterjee, Ram Chandra Dom, Abhas Roychowdhury, Amiyo Patra and Deblina Hebram. Meanwhile, a tweet by the party’s politburo member and former MP Mohammed Salim criticising the party line that Trinamool Congress and BJP are equally dangerous in Bengal and they are two sides of the same coin, has added fuel to the fire. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOn May 31, Salim had tweeted: “The time has come to categorise BJP as the main enemy in the state and take measures to thwart its advance.” This was in direct opposition to party state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra’s view that Trinamool and BJP are equally dangerous in Bengal and this was the line followed by the party during the Lok Sabha elections. Many party leaders who had opposed the line felt that the senior state leaders had failed to assess the situation and guide the party accordingly. They hinted at a major shakeup in the state committee of the party. The leaders said the transfer of 22 percent votes to BJP is alarming for the party. From 30 percent votes which the party got in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, their share came down to 7 percent in 2019. The leadership could not assess that erosion of support base had reached such a rock bottom level. Political experts said they are eagerly waiting to hear the explanation CPI(M) leadership would give for the poll debacle.