CBI asks TMC leader Anubrata Mondal to appear in connection with cattle smuggling case


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oi-Prakash KL

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Updated: Friday, August 5, 2022, 16:26 [IST]

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New
Delhi,
Aug
05:

The
Central
Bureau
of
Investigation
(CBI)
on
Friday
sent
a
notice
to
Trinamool
Congress’s
(TMC)
Birbhum
district
chief
Anubrata
Mondal,
who
is
known
to
be
a
close
aide
of
West
Bengal
chief
minister
Mamata
Banerjee,
for
interrogation
in
connection
with
a
cattle
smuggling
case.

The
central
agency
has
asked
him
to
appear
in
the
CBI
office
at
Nizam’s
Palace
in
Kolkata
on
August
8,
sources
informed
news
agency
ANI.

TMC leader Anubrata Mondal

The
CBI
on
Wednesday
conducted
raids
at
six
different
locations
in
West
Bengal’s
Birbhum
district
in
connection
with
its
investigation
into
the
cattle
smuggling
scam.

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The
CBI
personnel,
divided
into
six
team,
raided
residences
of
local
Trinamool
Congress
leaders,
including
Kerim
Khan
and
his
close
associate
Ziaul
Haque,
at
Illambazar
and
Nanoor.

Sleuths
of
the
central
agency
also
conducted
raids
at
the
house
of
stone
merchant
Tudu
Mondal,
an
aide
of
TMC’s
Birbhum
president
Anubrata
Mondal,
officials
said.

Mondal
had
earlier
appeared
twice
before
CBI
detectives
for
questioning.
His
personal
bodyguard
has
also
been
arrested
as
part
of
the
probe.

The
CBI
on
September
21,
2020,
had
arrested
a
former
Border
Security
Force
(BSF)
commandant,
in
connection
with
illegal
cattle
smuggling
across
the
Indo-Bangladesh
border.

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Anubrata
Mondal’s
name
came
under
the
scanner
during
the
investigation
of
the
case.

The
latest
development
comes
in
te
backdrop
of
a
bitter
BJP-TMC
fight
over
case
being
investigated
by
central
agencies.



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