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Saradha scam: Bengal minister Mitra granted bail

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Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam late last year, was on Saturday granted bail by a city court.

The senior Trinamool leader was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in December last year.

(IANS)

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Lal Bahadur Shastri’s 112th Birth Anniversary: 10 Things you may not know about former Prime Minister of India

Shastri was the one who promoted the White Revolution in India, by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and also created the National Dairy Development Board

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Lal Bahadur Shastri, June 1964, New Delhi, India. Source: www.storyzest.com

October 2, 2016:

“There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go. But for us there need to be no difficulty or hesitation, no looking to right or left. Our way is straight and clear—the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations.”
– Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Former Prime Minister of India Lal, Bahadur Shastri was one the greatest leaders India had and he has left an indelible impression on our lives. He was looked upon by Indians as one of their own. On Lal Bahadur Shastri’s 112th birth anniversary, here are few things about him and his achievements, that has made India a better country.

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri was not born with the title ‘Shastri’. Only after he graduated from Kashi Vidyapeeth, the title of Shastri (scholar) was awarded to him.
  • For the first time in India, Lal Bahadur Shastri as a Transport Minister made it possible for women to be work as conductors in transportation facilities.
  • The idea of using jets of water to disperse the crowd rather than lathi-charge was introduced by Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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  • Shastri signed an accord with the Prime minister of Sri Lankan Sirimavo Bandaranaike known as the Sirima-Shastri Pact or the Bandaranaike-Shastri Pact.
  •  According to the agreement, 600,000 Indian Tamils were to be repatriated, 375,000 were to be granted citizenship of Sri Lanka. Though, after his death, India took only 300,000 Tamils as repatriates and SriLanka granted citizenship to only 185,000 citizens.
  • His slogan during the Indo-Pak war of 1965, Jai Jawan! Jai Kisan! reverberates throughout the country, even today. He understood how important soldiers and farmers are for which he shared this slogan with the people.
  • Shastri was the one who promoted the White Revolution  in India, by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and also created the National Dairy Development Board.

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  • During his tenure as Prime Minister, Shastri and then President of the Pakistan, Mohammed Ayub Khan attended a summit in Tashkent (former USSR, now in modern Uzbekistan). On 10 January 1966, Shastri and Ayub Khan signed the Tashkent Declaration (agreement between India and Pakistan).
  • Shastri died in Tashkent, on that day itself after signing the Tashkent Declaration. It was reported that he died due to a heart attack, but his sudden death raised many questions in the minds of the citizens of India; people allege conspiracy behind the death and still remain a mystery.

– by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi

 

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CBI moves high court against Madan Mitra’s bail

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Kolkata: The CBI on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to West Bengal Transport Minister and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra, claiming it to be illegal.

Pressing for the cancellation of the bail, the CBI counsel said the order by the sessions court granting bail, was illegally passed.

“The order by the sessions court is illegal because, it is mandatory that such a court issues notice to the public prosecutor before going ahead with the proceedings. Despite the fact that no such notice was issued, the court went ahead with the proceedings and passed an illegal order,” said counsel.

A division bench of Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Ishan Chandra Das adjourned the hearing till November 5 observing that Mitra should be given an opportunity to be represented at the court and directed the prosecution to serve a notice to Mitra’s counsel.

Indicted by the agency of cheating, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in the multi-crore-rupee scam, Mitra was granted bail by a lower court on Saturday nearly 11 months after his arrest on December 12 last.

The CBI move came on a day when Mitra, who was on Sunday discharged from the government-run SSKM Hospital where he spent most of his incarceration period, was admitted to a private hospital in the city.

A five member medical board has been constituted to look after the minister who has been admitted with complaints of chest pain, mild breathlessness and erratic sleep pattern, the hospital said in a statement.

Mitra’s moving to a hospital yet again drew ridicule from opposition parties which have been strongly criticising the SSKM hospital authorities for finding him fit within 24 hours of getting bail.

According to jail authorities, Mitra spent less than 50 days in the prison since he was sent to judicial custody on December 19.

(IANS)

 

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CBI moves court against bail to Madan Mitra

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Kolkata: The CBI on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to Saradha accused West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra.

Mitra, indicted by the agency of cheating, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in the multi-crore-rupee scam, was granted bail by a lower court on Saturday nearly 11 months after his arrest.

A division bench of Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Ishan Chandra Das granted leave to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to move the petition in the court and serve a copy of it to Mitra’s counsel.

The move came on a day when Mitra, who was on Sunday discharged from the government-run SSKM Hospital where he spent most of his incarceration period, was admitted to a city hospital.

Mitra’s moving to a hospital yet again drew ridicule from opposition parties which have been strongly criticising the SSKM hospital authorities for finding him fit within 24 hours of getting bail.

According to jail authorities, Mitra spent less than 50 days in the prison since he was sent to judicial custody on December 19.

(IANS)