BOLPUR (WB): Senior Trinamool Congress chief Anubrata Mondal was Thursday arrested by the CBI from his residence right here in reference to a cattle smuggling case, after twice skipping his scheduled look earlier than the central probe company in three days, an official mentioned.
The CBI served a discover to Mondal underneath Part 41 of CrPC earlier than arresting him for allegedly not cooperating in its probe into the rip-off, he mentioned.
Earlier within the day, a CBI workforce comprising at the least eight officers together with personnel of central forces reached the Birbhum district president’s residence round 10 am, and performed a search operation, as a part of the investigation.
Mondal was grilled in a room on the second ground of his residence for nearly an hour, the official mentioned.
“Now we have arrested him for non-cooperation within the investigation into the cattle smuggling case. Now we have discovered Mr Mondal’s direct involvement within the rip-off. We’ll query him right now and take crucial motion as per legislation,” he informed PTI.
Mondal had skipped his scheduled look on Monday and Wednesday, citing ill-health.
The official mentioned the CBI would additionally query the physician of a Bolpur hospital who had prescribed Mondal mattress relaxation for 14 days.
Sleuths of the probe company are conducting raids at residences of a number of shut associates of the TMC chief as effectively, the official added.
Mondal’s arrest comes shut on the heels of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) apprehending now-suspended TMC chief and former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee in a college jobs rip-off.
In the meantime, the ruling TMC mentioned the celebration was holding an in depth watch on the state of affairs.
“The celebration will take an applicable determination on the proper time. However, we need to make it clear that TMC won’t compromise on any occasion of corruption,” MP Santanu Sen mentioned.
Sen added that the celebration has “zero tolerance” on corruption and wrongdoings.
The highest TMC management will seemingly meet within the night to take a name on the difficulty.
Opposition BJP alleged that Mondal’s arrest proves the ruling celebration was neck-deep in corruption, and demanded an announcement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“It’s time the CM comes out with an announcement on the arrest of Mondal. Everyone knows he was near the highest TMC management,” BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh mentioned.
“The arrest of Chatterjee and now Mondal is an instance of the much-hyped Bengal improvement mannequin, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar mentioned.
CPI(M) chief Sujan Chakraborty claimed that Mondal thought of himself above the legislation in Birbhum district and the TMC management turned a blind eye to his misdeeds.