India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided six residences of West Bengal Law Minister Malaya Ghatak on suspicion of involvement in the sensational coal smuggling case. Today, these operations are on Wednesday. Of the six houses, three are in Asansol in Burdwan and three in Lake Gardens in Kolkata. The CBI today also searched the official residence of minister Malay Ghatak next to the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.
According to CBI sources, some documents were recovered from those houses. Earlier, the CBI received a complaint that the money of the cow smuggling case had also gone to several leaders and ministers of the state. The name of Malay Ghatak also comes up there.
Earlier, West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested on corruption charges. Parth is now in jail. And Birbhum Trinamool leader Anubrata Mondal is still in Calcutta jail in the custody of the CBI, involved in the cow smuggling case. Today was the date of Anuvrata Mondal’s case.The CBI lawyer told the court that granting bail to Anuvrata will disrupt the investigation of the case. Anubrata will influence the witnesses.
Meanwhile, today in Kolkata, Trinamool Congress leaders and workers took to the streets and marched against the two central investigative agencies, CBI and ED. Trinamool supporters dressed up as CBI and ED officials took out this march on Kolkata’s Central Avenue. The procession ended at the Mahatma Gandhi Road junction in Kolkata. Trinamool leaders and workers complained that they are being harassed in the name of CBI and ED investigations.
On the other hand, today the left-wing party CPMO also held a counter march in Dubrajpur. Raised the voice, “catch the thief, fill the jail.”