Jharkhand MLAs Cash Scam: Bengal CID Team in Assam

Date:

Meanwhile, the Bengal CID said the Delhi Police restrained them from conducting raid in Chanakyapuri — the residence of Siddharth Majumdar, who is allegedly connected to the case

GUWAHATI – A team of West Bengal Police’s CID is now in Assam to collect CCTV footage and other proof in connection with the arrest of three Congress MLAs of Jharkhand, who were nabbed with huge quantities of cash in Howrah district on July 30 evening.

Police officials in Guwahati said that the Bengal CID team has collected CCTV footage from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati and a hotel.

“The Bengal CID team has been in Guwahati since Tuesday. We are extending all kinds of cooperation to them. This is a very funny matter that a section of the media reported that the Assam Police detained the Bengal CID team due to non providing of the FIR of the case,” a senior police official said.

On Saturday evening, the three MLAs — Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Bixal Kongari — were nabbed by the police at Howrah’s Panchla, with the cash in their vehicle.

The MLAs told the police that the cash was meant for purchasing sarees from the wholesale market at Burrabazar in central Kolkata to distribute in their constituencies on the occasion of the forthcoming World Tribal Day. The MLAs and two of their associates, arrested with them, including the driver, have been remanded to CID custody till August 10.

The Congress on Sunday suspended three MLAs accusing them of conspiracy to topple the state government.The matter rocked politics in Bengal, Assam, and Jharkhand.

Meanwhile, the Bengal CID said the Delhi Police restrained them from conducting raid in Chanakyapuri — the residence of Siddharth Majumdar, who is allegedly connected to the case.

The West Bengal CID tweeted on Wednesday, “In course of investigation of PanchlaPS Case No 276/22, a team of CID which had gone to Delhi to execute search warrant issued by Ld Court has been stopped from doing their lawful duty on the direction of @DelhiPolice.”

It further said, “The case involves seizure of huge cash from 3 MLAs of Jharkhand. Detaining & preventing the CID WB team to conduct lawful search will lead to disappearance of crucial evidence by the suspects responsibility of which will lie on the DP officers who prevented the search.”

-IANS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

Diane Coyle CAMBRIDGE – ChatGPT, the new artificial-intelligence chatbot developed...

Amid Demand for JPC on Adani, Manish Tewari Moves Adjournment Notice on China

NEW DELHI -- Amid Adani row and the demand for...

SC Issues Notice to Centre on Pleas Against Blocking of BBC Documentary on Gujarat Riots

The apex court was hearing a petition filed by...

SFI to Screen BBC Documentary on Modi in Two Kolkata Education Institutes

Earlier, the SFI units of Calcutta Medical College &...