Trinamool Congress chief Anubrata Mondal has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a cattle smuggling case after failing to seem for questioning twice in three days.
With this arrest, two distinguished TMC leaders in West Bengal have been arrested by central companies. Earlier, Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee had been arrested by the ED in a instructor recruitment scheme rip-off to the tune of crores.
Mondal on Wednesday had written to the CBI about his incapacity to seem earlier than its sleuths in reference to a cattle smuggling case citing “sickness” as a purpose, a senior officer mentioned.
The TMC Birbhum district president, who’s in his 60s, had hooked up copies of two prescriptions alongside along with his letter and sought two weeks time from the officers of the probe company to seem earlier than them at its metropolis workplace. Mondal’s counsel on Wednesday morning had dropped the letter on the central company’s workplace within the metropolis.
“Now we have obtained a communication from Mr. Mondal through which he knowledgeable us about his incapacity to seem earlier than our officers at our workplace right here at this time. Within the letter, Mr. Mondal has written that he’s on complete mattress relaxation as per the recommendation of the medical doctors and can’t transfer exterior his residence. He has hooked up two copies of medical doctors’ prescriptions and requested us to present him two weeks’ time to return to our workplace,” the CBI officer had advised PTI.
The prescriptions submitted by Mondal are of medical doctors from the town’s SSKM Hospital and Bolpur Hospital.
The CBI had on Tuesday summoned Mondal to return to its metropolis workplace for questioning in reference to their investigation, a day after the TMC chief skipped showing earlier than its officers. Mondal had visited the town on Monday however as a substitute of going to the CBI workplace went to the SSKM Hospital for a check-up.
Docs on the state-run medical facility had suggested him to return again after two months stating that he was solely having a couple of persistent ailments. After that, the TMC chief straightaway left for his Bolpur residence.
He has been questioned twice to this point by the central company, which within the current previous additionally performed raids at varied areas within the district in reference to the case. Mondal’s bodyguard Saigal Hossain has additionally been arrested by the probe company.
The TMC chief, who typically made headlines for his off-the-cuff remarks on varied points, has been requested by the CBI to seem earlier than it on a number of events in reference to its probe into the cattle rip-off. Up to now, too, Mondal skipped summonses citing unwell well being.
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