NRS row Court grants bail to five accused despite strong police opposition

first_imgKolkata: Five persons arrested for allegedly beating up the junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital were granted bail on Monday, after almost 20 days. Meanwhile, the injured junior doctor Paribaha Mukhopadhyay was discharged after his recovery from the private hospital where he had undergone a surgery last month.On Monday, the Magistrate of Sealdah Court granted the five persons bail due to lack of evidence. It may be mentioned here that Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and MLA in Madhya Pradesh, who was arrested for beating up a municipal official in Indore, got bail within three days of his arrest. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to sources, on Monday the public prosecutor appealed for further police custody of the five accused persons for investigation purpose. But the defense counsel appealed for their bail as police have failed to establish the allegations and charges made against the accused, identified as Md Sahanawaz, Adil Hadun, Adil Shaikh, Md Yusuf and Md Badal. Following the hearing, the Magistrate of Sealdah Court stated that despite police custody being granted twice, they have failed to speed up the investigation. As no new point was established during the last phase of police remand, the court heard the defense counsel’s plea and granted bail on personal bond of Rs 2,000 for each of the accused persons. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn the other hand, the first security review meeting of hospitals in the city will be held at Sasthya Bhavan on Tuesday. Apart from senior police officials, top level Health department officials will be present as well. Recently Nevendera Singh, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Combat Force, who was given the charge of nodal officer to look after the security of the city hospitals, visited a few hospitals to check with the security system. During his visit, it was found that the hospital security staff are not aware of what to do if any law and order situation develops. Also, collapsible gates and doors cannot be closed fast due to lack of proper maintenance. Sources informed that on Tuesday’s meeting, police officials may raise some points regarding the maintenance of the CCTV cameras, gates and doors and will also ask the Health department to increase the number of CCTV cameras in the hospitals. Health Secretary Rajiva Sinha, Director of Medical Education (DME) Pradip Mitra and Director of Health Services (DHS) Ajay Chakraborty will be present in the meeting.last_img read more

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Selfconfessed Snapchat Queen who shared photo of dying boyfriend jailed for orchestrating

A self-confessed “Snapchat Queen” who shared a photo of her murdered boyfriend on the app because of a “pathological obsession” with her mobile phone has been jailed for 14 years.Fatima Khan, 21, plotted with a love rival to harm Afghan asylum seeker Khalid Safi, 18, with whom she had grown tired after two years together.Mr Safi was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan in North Acton, west London, on the evening of December 1 2016, jurors were told.Khan filmed him as he lay dying in the street in a pool of blood and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: “This is what happens when you f*** with me.”She denied murder and the alternative of manslaughter saying she was ashamed of the video. A jury at the Old Bailey found her guilty of manslaughter by a majority of 10-1. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Khan filmed him as he lay dying in the street in a pool of blood and posted it on Snapchat Credit:Metropolitan Police/PA Victim Khalid Safi, 18Credit:Metropolitan Police/PA Mr Fuad described his client as an “attention seeking Princess” who turned to Raza Khan for yet more attention. Victim Khalid Safi, 18 Khan wept uncontrollably as Judge Michael Topolski QC jailed her.He said: “After the attack, your disrespect for Khalid reached new and inhuman depths when in an act of grotesque contempt for him you calmly walked towards him as he lay dying and while surrounded by the decent caring people who had stopped to help him, you filmed him in the process of dying and take a still picture of him all of which which you sent with that chilling message to all your Snapchat friends.”It’s hard to understand how anyone could act in such a cold and callous and despicable way.” Khan filmed him as he lay dying in the street in a pool of blood and posted it on Snapchat  The court heard the defendant had previous convictions for assault, shoplifting and fraud dating back to when she was aged 14.In mitigation, Kerim Fuad QC said she had a “pathological obsession” with her mobile phone and the Snapchat app.He said: “It’s become an increasingly worrying aspect of society that these devices are playing such a prominent role.” read more

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