Kolkata Police

  • Kolkata: Boy alleges torture in police custody, probe ordered July 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The police has been looking into the allegations of a 17-year-old boy, arrested on the charges on theft, that he was tortured in police custody. The boy was picked up by the officers of Chitpore police station on July 3 for questioning in a burglary case. Later, the family members of...
  • Police complaint lodged against AK Ganguly over sexual harassment charges December 4, 2013

    A police complaint has been lodged against former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly over sexual harassment allegations by a law intern in a Kolkata police station. The FIR was lodged following a complaint by an NGO Bharat Bachao Sangathan. Bharat Bachao Sangathan decided to file a complaint after Kolkata Police refused...
  • WB chit fund scam: Top aides of 2 Left leaders quizzed May 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The probe in the West Bengal chit fund case has widened its ambit to the previous Left government. On Wednesday, the police questioned the top aides of two former Left ministers. Sources said that the police questioned Anjan Bhattacharya, the assistant of former Housing Minister Gautam Deb and Ganesh Dey,...
  • Scholars lash out at SFI leader's death in police custody April 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Academicians from across the country on Saturday expressed "horror" at the "brutal" police assault on students leading to the death of SFI leader Sudipta Gupta in police custody and demanded an "impartial" probe into the incident. In a statement, 45 educationists from leading institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Punjab...
  • Dead SFI leader's family 'disgusted' by Mamata's comments April 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Family members of Students Federation of India (SFI) leader Sudipto Gupta on Friday expressed disgust over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbing his death in police custody as a "petty" and "small" matter, and alleged he was "murdered" by police. "This is murder. The bus driver has reportedly said...
  • SFI activist death: Family to meet WB Governor April 5, 2013

    Kolkata: The family of SFI activist Sudipto Gupta is expected to meet West Bengal Governor on Friday. Sudipto was killed after being allegedly beaten up by police during a crackdown on a SFI protest earlier this week. Citing dissatisfaction with police investigations, his family has demanded a CBI probe. The police,...
  • SFI activist died after hitting a stationary object: Kolkata Police April 4, 2013

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday stated that the final post-mortem report of SFI activist Sudipto Gupta was yet to come out and that the initial report had shown that the 23-year-old student died due to a head injury inflicted by hitting a stationary object and then hitting a rough...
  • TMC, CPM wage political battles over SFI activist's death April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The death of a 23-year-old activist of the leftwing Students Federation of India (SFI) during a police crackdown on students' protest in Kolkata on April 2, 2013, has left the city and the country shell-shocked. Sudipto Gupta, an MA student at Rabindra Bharati University, was admitted to hospital with...
  • Kolkata: SFI activist dies in police crackdown on protest April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: In a shocking instance of police brutality, a student activist belonging to the SFI lost his life after being beaten up by policemen during its crackdown on a protest. Sudipto Gupta, a student of MA at Rabindra Bharati University was admitted to hospital with severe internal hemorrhage and later...
  • West Bengal: Police officer arrested for raping a woman January 10, 2013

    Kolkata: A woman was allegedly raped by an assistant sub-inspector of Kolkata Police on Wednesday. The father of the woman had filed the complaint alleging that the ASI raped his daughter. The incident happened in the Beniapukur area of Kolkata on Wednesday, police sources said. Following the complaint lodged by the father...
  • Kolkata: Police transfers officials in anti-rape activist's death case January 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata Police has transferred Assistant Commissioner Debasish Baidya, in-charge of Karaya police station, and the OC Prasenjit Bhattacharya. The two have been penalised on charges of misleading the Lalbazar police headquarters over Aminul Islam's death. Aminul had set himself on fire on December 3, 2012 after being allegedly harassed...
  • Women to have 10 pc reservation in Kolkata Police August 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Cabinet on Friday passed a proposal to reserve 10 per cent of jobs in Kolkata police for women. The jobs-reservation will initially be applicable only to the city police department, but subsequently it will be extended to the state police personnel, and cover even the areas affected...
  • Mob ransacks police station in Kolkata August 3, 2012

    Kolkata: A mob on Friday ransacked a police station and torched a vehicle in Kolkata after being removed from a hospital premises where they were protesting the death of a woman, police said. According to sources, the trouble broke out in the morning when people protesting the death of the woman,...
  • Pramanik's blood samples collected for gender test July 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik's blood samples were collected today to determine the gender of the athlete who was arrested in June on charges of alleged rape. The athlete has been accused of being a male, and is currently under judicial custody for alleged rape. "Pinki was brought under police...
  • Kolkata Police uses KKR win for new road safety ad May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The West Bengal government has been quick to cash in on Kolkata Knight Riders' maiden IPL triumph organising a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday. However, Kolkata Police, in their bid to enhance the image of 'Brand Kolkata', has conceived an innovative 'Road Safety' advertisement...
  • My statement on Kolkata rape distorted: Mamata February 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Amid severe criticism from all sections of society for calling the Park Street rape "a cooked-up case", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed a section of media for distorting her statement and said her initial response was based on the preliminary investigation report. "A particular channel has...
  • Kolkata rape case: Cong slams Mamata's remarks February 19, 2012

    Mamata had earlier rubbished the victim's complaints as a conspiracy to malign her government. ...
  • Kolkata rape case: Will Mamata apologise? February 19, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has a lot to answer in the Park Street rape case after Kolkata police who had earlier ridiculed her, are now saying that CCTV camera footage shows the victim was indeed telling the truth. The victim of the brutal rape was first mocked by the...
  • Kolkata rape case: Police arrest two persons February 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Two days after hinting that the four accused in the alleged rape of a woman in Kolkata had alibis, the police have now arrested two of those accused. The police now say the victim was assaulted by the four men. The police also said that the victim was getting...
  • Now, Kolkata police say rape must have occurred February 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The alleged rape of an Anglo-Indian woman took another curious turn on Friday with the police, who had earlier found "discrepancies" in her statement, conceding that an offence must have occurred, though the West Bengal government with a woman as chief minister maintains it is a cooked up case. Kolkata...
  • Police mocked me: Kolkata rape victim February 16, 2012

    Kolkata: A mother of two who was allegedly raped at gunpoint inside a moving car in Kolkata tracked down her rapists on social networking website Facebook and took snapshots of their photographs to file a complaint against them. However, she claimed that the police officials mocked her when she approached them...
  • Kolkata woman tracks down rapists on Facebook February 15, 2012

    Kolkata: A 37-year-old woman who was allegedly raped at gunpoint inside a moving car in Kolkata tracked down her rapists on social networking website Facebook and took snapshots of their photographs to file a complaint against them. The rape victim then approached the police with the photographs of the alleged culprits...
  • AMRI fire: people who rescued patients felicitated December 12, 2011

    Kolkata Police dedicated a column in memory of the AMRI victims at the Safari Park in Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata. ...
  • Kolkata traffic police goes hi-tech February 23, 2011

    Kolkata: An average person in Kolkata may easily spends two hours on the road everyday, dealing with narrow lanes, traffic and pollution. But all that is going to hopefully change soon. Kolkata traffic police website will soon stream live images of the traffic on roads. But the hitch is that...
  • Digital radio to keep tab on errant Kolkata cops December 6, 2010

    Kolkata: Kolkata Police will turn to digital radio technology to keep an eye on errant policemen who are either negligent in duty or indulge in corrupt practices. Kolkata Police top brass have zeroed in on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology that helps wireless sets held by policemen in the field...
  • Rizwanur death: HC orders fresh probe May 19, 2010

    Kolkata: More than two years on, the Rizwanur Rehman case is back to square one. The Calcutta High Court has ordered a fresh CBI investigation into the case, asking the agency to treat it as murder and submit its report within four months. The court has also directed the...
  • Five injured in transformer blast in Kolkata January 16, 2008

    Kolkata: An explosion apparently in the underground power cable of a transformer, at Shakespeare Sarani in the city's central business district during peak office hours left five persons injured today. There was a scare in Kolkata after the transformer blast in the heart of the city. The explosion took place at...
  • Rizwan case: Ashok Todi may face lie-detector test October 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The CBI, probing the Rizwanur Rehman death case, is likely to ask his father-in-law and businessman Ashok Todi to take a lie-detector test in a day or two. The CBI sleuths are collecting Todi's medical documents as they believe that Todi family had lied to Rizwanur's wife Priyanka...