Trinamool Congress chief Anubrata Mondal has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a cattle smuggling case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) crew got here to the home of the Trinamool’s Birbhum district chief together with Central Reserve Police Power personnel to arrest him after his attorneys stated he wanted not less than two weeks earlier than he may seem for questioning.
The CBI yesterday despatched a report back to its headquarters explaining how Mr Mondal sought extra time to face interrogation even after not responding to summons for a tenth time within the cattle smuggling case.
When the investigators reached his home as we speak, they surrounded the property first earlier than transferring in, sources stated. The Trinamool district chief can be identified to be a neighborhood strongman. All of the doorways of his home had been locked from inside, sources stated. The CBI arrested him finally, citing non-cooperation with the probe into the cattle smuggling case.
He can be delivered to state capital Kolkata. Earlier, his physician had prescribed mattress relaxation for Mr Mondal. Sources stated he was planning to go for an operation to deal with a fistula, however the authorities in state-run SSKM Hospital stated he didn’t want hospitalisation.
The CBI has filed 4 chargesheets within the cattle smuggling case and named 11 accused. Mr Mondal’s bodyguard, Saigal Hossain, was arrested within the case. The CBI alleged the Trinamool strongman’s bodyguard performed a key function in transferring cash between cattle smugglers and Mr Mondal.
The CBI claims Mr Hossain has additionally amassed properties value crores of rupees.
Mr Mondal’s arrest is the second high-profile crackdown on alleged corruption by central companies after the arrest of former Trinamool minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee within the Employees Choice Fee, or SSC, rip-off. Over Rs 50 crore in money was discovered within the homes of Ms Mukherjee throughout a raid by the Enforcement Directorate.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her social gathering had come beneath extreme criticism over Mr Chatterjee’s arrest. Mr Modal’s arrest, too, is probably going to provide extra ammo to the BJP to assault Ms Banerjee for alleged corruption by leaders of her social gathering.