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The TMC Chief accused the railway to foil her rally by operating less number of trains on Sunday.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday claimed train services were curtailed in the state to stop people from attending the Martyrs’ Day rally, a charge denied by the Railways. The Railways said, in fact, several special trains were operated in anticipation of the rally.

“The Railways has curtailed services to stop people from attending the rally. We do not have enough resources to hire a rake… Several people were thwarted from coming to the city today. Nothing, however, prevented my supporters from joining the program,” Banerjee said at the Martyrs’ Day rally.

The TMC supremo had also on Saturday accused the central government of trying to foil the rally by operating only 30 per cent of the trains usually run on Sundays.

However, the Kolkata-headquartered Eastern and South Eastern Railway, which operate train services in West Bengal, said they were providing additional services, anticipating the rush of passengers.

An Eastern Railway official said several special trains were being operated in the Sealdah and Howrah divisions.

The Eastern Railway has also made arrangements for an additional general second-class coach in four express trains bound for North Bengal, the official said.

The additional coaches would be attached with 13149 Kanchan Kanya Express, 13147 Uttar Banga Express, 13163 Hatey Bazare Express and 13145 Radhikapur Express, he added.

Sources in the South Eastern Railway said it was running more EMU local trains than it normally does on a Sunday and has almost maintained a week-day schedule. There was no disruption in services during the day, they added.

 

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Lady cop thrashes man for eve-teasing school girls in Kanpur

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Kanpur: A man, caught eve-teasing school girls here on Tuesday, was adequately punished by a woman constable.

In a video that has gone viral on the social media, the woman police constable is seen taking off her shoes and hitting the man 22 times in the 33-second clip. She is seen catching him by the collar and reprimanding him for his behaviour.

The accused was publicly shamed, as the woman constable questioned his morality in front of residents who gathered around to watch what was happening. She can be heard asking, “Have you gone mad? Don’t you have a mother or sister at home?”

The woman constable has been identified as Chanchal Chauraisa of the Anti-Romeo Squad of Bithoor police station.

The accused was later taken to the police station and booked under Section 294 (persons indulging in obscene act in any public place causing annoyance to others) of the IPC.

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