‘Hold state Medical Council poll in 6 months’
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The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ruled that the election for the formation of the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) would have to be held within six months. The WBMC has been running with an ad hoc committee set up by an ordinance since February 29 last year. Hearing a PIL, the Division Bench said the election process should start within six weeks and election should be held in six months. The 10-member ad hoc committee would then hand over the charge to the elected body of the WBMC.
CID's probe in Tah murder case questioned
The action of the CID in the murder of former CPM MLA, Pradip Tah, was questioned by the High Court after it came to know that three persons named in the FIR was released by the probe agency after they were initially arrested. Tah was killed on February 28 last year in Burdwan allegedly by Trinamool workers. The High Court handed the probe to the CID and the investigation is being monitored by it. The CID filed chargesheet against 19 people but left out three named in the FIR. On Wednesday, the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra wondered how the police released the three persons after they were arrested.
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