Coal smuggling scam: CBI raids TMC leader Moloy Ghatak’s residences in Asanol, Kolkata | Kolkata News – Times of India

ASANSOL: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Wednesday conducted searches at residences — three in Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district and one in Lake Gardens area of Kolkata — of West Bengal minister and TMC leader Moloy Ghatak in connection with a coal smuggling scam case.
The agency, aided by a huge contingent of central paramilitary personnel, conducted searches in these properties in connection with the scam. Women officers were also part of the team.

“As his name surfaced in the coal smuggling scam, we need to find out what was his role in it. We have evidence of Ghatak’s involvement in the scam,”said a CBI officer.
Ghatak was not present in any of his residences when the raids took place.
“The CBI sleuths took away mobile phones from the state law minister’s family members and made them sit in one room in his Asansol houses,” said Ghatak.
The entire areas around Ghatak’s residences were surrounded by central forces when the raids took place.
The agency also conducted searches at four different places in Kolkata in connection with the scam.
Incidentally, Ghatak, the Asansol Uttar MLA, has appeared once before Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers at its Delhi office for questioning in connection with the coal pilferage case.
He, however, has skipped several other summonses of the ED in connection with the scam.
(With inputs from PTI)

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