Main accused in Sagar Ghosh murder case surrenders

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 17:16

Suri (WB): Subrata Roy, one of the main accused in the murder case of Trinamool Congress rebel Sagar Ghosh, surrendered before a court here today and was remanded in judicial custody till June three.

Acting Chief Judicial Magistrate Jyotsna Roy ordered Subrata be sent to judicial custody till June three.

Subrata sought permission to submit a declaration under section 164 IPC (recording of confession and statement), but was opposed by Assistant Public Prosecutor Kuntal Chatterjee.

"His appeal was not made following the procedure," Chatterjee said.
Hriday Ghosh, the son of Sagar Ghosh had alleged that his father in his dying declaration had mentioned the name of Subrata Roy and Bhagirath Ghosh.
The police had issued warrants against both of them. Bhagirath Ghosh had surrendered on April 24.

Sagar Ghosh had won in the panchayat polls as an independent after the Trinamool Congress denied him a ticket.
He was shot at in Badnabagram village area on July 21 last year and died two days later.
Anandiben, a disciplinarian and hard taskmaster
Gandhinagar: Anandiben Patel, who succeeds Narendra Modi as the new Gujarat Chief Minister, is seen as a disciplinarian and hard taskmaster who puts a premium on probity, qualities often associated with her predecessor.

The 73-year-old Modi loyalist, the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat, was seen as a natural heir to the Prime Minister-designate as she headed the group of ministers tasked with the responsibility to run the state`s day-to-day affairs during his hectic Lok Sabha campaign.

In Gujarat, Patel and Amit Shah are often described as Modi?s "left and right arms".

Patel holds the key portfolios of urban development, revenue and disaster management and was earlier in charge of education ministry, driving successfully some of the key Modi projects, including boosting of female literacy.

The choice of Patel also takes into account the BJP`s social arithmetic as the Patel community is the largest and most influential caste in the state and the backbone of its support base for over more than two decades.

Known for her no-nonsense image, she is the longest serving BJP minister who joined the party in late 80s and rose steadily through the ranks.

Married to Mafatbhai Patel, a professor, she has been living away from her family since mid-1990s and they have a son and a daughter.

Mafatbhai had announced his plan to fight Lok Sabha elections on the Aam Aadmi Party ticket but was reportedly talked out of it by their children. He has postponed a trip to abroad, anticipating her appointment as the new CM so that he could attend her oath-taking ceremony.

Patel shot into fame when as a school teacher she jumped into Sardar Sarovar reservoir in 1987 to save two girls from drowning.

First Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 17:16
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