Bharatis bodyguard escapes from detention

first_imgKolkata: Sujit Mondal, bodyguard of former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, has managed to escape from Mumbai Police’s detention on Friday night.This happened when a team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) reached Mumbai to get Sujit in its custody. On Friday evening, the CID officers came to know that Mondal was threatening someone (Swapan) to lodge a false complaint against Chandan Majhi, against whose complaint the case was lodged. The phone call was made from LT Marg in Mumbai. The investigating officers also came to know that Mondal was threatening Swapan to lodge a false complaint against Majhi or else he would file a false case against him. The CID officers also came to know that Mondal went to LT Marg police station. Soon after, the CID officers urged Mumbai Police to detain him. Without wasting any time, a team comprising senior CID officers left for Mumbai. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe team reached Mumbai late on Friday night and were informed that Mondal had managed to escape at around 11.10 pm. The police initiated a search but they couldn’t find him. Both Ghosh and her bodyguard Mondal were shown absconding by the CID when it submitted the charge-sheet in this connection before the Ghatal Court in West Midnapore on June 29. The CID officers were in search of both Ghosh and Mondal. It may be recalled that CID had initiated a probe on the basis of a complaint lodged with Daspur police station against some police officers including the then Superintendent of Police of West Midnapore Bharati Ghosh. The allegation of extortion was raised against them. The CID has already arrested six persons in this connection including the then Circle Inspector of Ghatal Subhankar Dey, former Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Daspur police station Pradip Rath, former OC of Ghatal Chitta Pal and Assistant Sub-Inspector Debasish Das.last_img read more

Iconic instrumentalists and Rajasthani musicians to share the stage

first_imgWhen connoisseurs of music travel for a 5 day long sojourn to satiate their thirst for world class roots music and descend on a rather laid back town in Rajasthan, it could only be for Jodhpur RIFF.  Begun with the idea of helping promote the talent of Rajasthani musicians and vocalists and providing them the stature and confidence to collaborate and share a common platform with International Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’artistes par-excellence, the Festival has grown to become a “must-attend” event for music aficionados, not only from India but from across the world.This year’s edition of Jodhpur RIFF  which runs from October 23 to 27 is a unique experience for music lovers from across the world, attracting thousands to its excellent, spell-binding artists from Rajasthan and abroad. Early bird booking discount of 25 per cent available online from September 8  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixto 3 October.Announcing the 2015 edition of Jodhpur RIFF, HH Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur-Marwar and Patron of the Festival said, “As we step into our 9th year, we are happy to note that Jodhpur RIFF continues to be recognised as the best place to experience a heady mix of rustic Rajasthani riffs, contemporary arrangements and global rhythms. The festival remains fresh every year. Our Rajasthani artists are also increasingly visible in India and abroad, in both niche and mainstream music forums which has a direct bearing on their livelihood. They are slowly, but surely, being accorded the respect and position they deserve in our popular imagination. Jodhpur RIFF’s pioneering effort is beginning to show results.”The blue city will come alive on the evening of October 23 with foot tapping music.last_img read more