Kharagpur police on Saturday claimed they have cracked the case of the mysterious death of railway engineer Saurabh Kumar. In an apparent u-turn, the police claimed that railway officer Saurabh Kumar was indeed murdered. This comes two months after the police's initial claim that the officer may have died of snake bite.
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Our President, Neil Pundit had a telephone conversation with the father of slain alum Saurabh Kumar, and he will visit the family on Nov 24 in Akilabad, near Hajipur. Here is a summary of the phone conversation by Dr Pundit:
Father, Suresh Ray, M +91 993 179 2488, is retired, aggrieved, but soft spoken. His only wish is that justice be done with a proper inquiry such that his son's sacrifice with his life fosters the cause of honesty in the prevailing corruption.
Please sign the petition "CBI , Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs: CBI Enquiry into the Death of Saurabh Kumar" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Effectively immediately the Life Member Fee is reduced to US$500 through the end of 2015.
The Board of Directors urges and hopes a large number of members and all officers to avail of this special offer.
Through the generosity of Dr Krishna Pal Singh (1967 ME), the Association ( BITSAA of NA) invites Applications from our Alumni who are interested in building and maintaining Public Toilets in Bihar or Jharkhand. KPS Foundation pays 50% of the cost of building the facility and 2 years of maintenance. For the remainder you may contribute to the Association (tax-deductible or tax-free* for US taxpayers) or seek donation from the landowner and users, and seek partial assistance from the Association.
*US taxpayers, over 70.5 years young, may contribute tax-free from their IRA.
The election was held and the slate of 14 directors proposed by the President was unanimously voted. This year we did the live webcast and sought votes from our members in US and Canada. A few joined in the teleconference and voted. A few had communicated their vote through email. Congratulations to all of us as we are blessed to be unanimously and overwhelmingly elected.
By Neil Pundit
The Association Bylaws require me as President to announce the slate of candidates for the upcoming Election at the Annual Meeting to be held on August 15 in Long Beach (LA area). Additional nominations would be welcome from the floor. The total number of positions on the Board has been increased from 9 to 14. Since I myself am a candidate, I had to seek the endorsement of the BOD.