Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

CM asks police to arrange for funeral

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, February 15, 2013
First Published: 12:22 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 12:31 IST(15/2/2013)

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has directed her top police bosses to take charge and oversee the funeral arrangements of Tapas Choudhury.

Advertisement

The funeral would be conducted on Friday, three days after he was shot dead near a Garden Reach College. The announcement came on the day the chief minister paid a visit to the SI’s Thakurpukur address.

“The chief minister said she knew my husband personally and that the police would make all arrangements for my husband’s funeral,” Minati Choudhury, the slain cop’s widow told HT on Thursday.

Shortly after the chief minister’s visit, senior police officers reportedly spoke to the bereaved kin over the funeral arrangements. The police have since decided to make provision of eatables for around 500 guests.

However, considering the likely space constraint should the count of visitors at the funeral scale up to 500, the city police bosses have decided against making seating arrangements for visitors.Food packets would be handed out.Family members reportedly want the menu to be simple and light, preferably luchi, curry and sweets.

Police officers said a catering agency has already been roped in to arrange for the eatables on the day.


Advertisement
more from Kolkata

Another Viswabharati student files complaint

A third-year student of fine arts section complained to the police against her departmental head for threatening her for taking part in an agitation showing solidarity with the victim.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved