ED raids multiple locations in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali today

Enforcement Directorate is conducting raids at multiple locations in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali since March 14 early morning. These raids are in connection with a land-grabbing case against arrested expelled TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan.

Livemint
Updated14 Mar 2024, 09:02 AM IST
Sandeshkhali case: Central Bureau of Investigation officials leave the Joka ESI Hospital with suspended Trinamool Congress strongman and expelled TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh after his medical examination, in Kolkata.
Sandeshkhali case: Central Bureau of Investigation officials leave the Joka ESI Hospital with suspended Trinamool Congress strongman and expelled TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh after his medical examination, in Kolkata. (ANI)

Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids at multiple locations in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali since March 14 early morning.  

Investigation is underway in connection with a land-grabbing case against arrested expelled TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan. He was arrested by the West Bengal police on February 29 in connection with allegations of ‘sexual assault and land grab in the Sandeshkhali area and was sent to a 10-day police custody by the Basirhat Court. His custody was extended till March 14.

Also read: Sandeshkhali incident to be made into movie. Big announcement on Women's Day, shooting to begin in August

The ED also conducted a raid at nearly half a dozen locations in West Bengal on February 23.

Also read: Sandeshkhali row: Supreme Court rejects Bengal govt plea against CBI probe, asks 'why Shahjahan Sheikh wasn't arrested'

On Wednesday, a CBI team with the help of the local police nabbed Shajahan’s brother Alamgir Sheikh from his residence in North 24 Parganas district of Sandeshkhali. Officials informed that said that Alamgir Sheikh was not at home when the officials arrived at his residence, despite receiving a notice for questioning.

Also read: Sandeshkhali news: Sheikh Shahjahan produced before Basirhat court| Watch

An official informed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 13 summoned a brother of Shajahan Sheikh and a few others close to him for questioning. The probe agency wants to interrogate several people as part of the investigation, informed official. 

Additionally, a probe is underway in connection with the mob attack on ED officials in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali on January 5. Close acquaintance to Sheikh Shahjahan were also served notice. Calcutta High Court had transferred the case on March 5 to CBI for further investigation. The notice was also served to a local panchayat leader whose family member confirmed receiving it.

Also read: Sandeshkhali case: ED attaches assets worth 12.78 crore as CBI reaches Kolkata to take Shajahan Sheikh into custody

On March 8, CBI sleuths along with forensic and ED officials searched the residence of the expelled TMC leader in Sandeshkhali in connection with its probe into an attack on an ED team in the area, informed officials.

Also read: Sandeshkhali news: CBI registers 3 cases against suspended TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh for attacking ED officers

Moreover, ED arrested former state minister Jyoti Priya Mallick who held the Food and Supplies portfolio fro 10 years from 2011 to 2021, under alleged corruption charges.

The expelled TMC leader and his close aides Shiba Prasad Hazra, Uttam Sardar and others, were accused of sexual abuse and land grabbing in Sandeshkhali. The probe led to the arrest of Shiba Prasad Hazra and Uttam Sardar as well.

(With inputs from PTI)

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:14 Mar 2024, 09:02 AM IST
HomeNewsED raids multiple locations in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali today

Get Instant Loan up to ₹10 Lakh!

  • Employment Type

    Most Active Stocks

    Tata Steel

    157.75
    03:43 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    -8.6 (-5.17%)

    Tata Power

    414.15
    03:59 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    -15.85 (-3.69%)

    Bharat Electronics

    306.30
    03:45 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    -7.2 (-2.3%)

    Zee Entertainment Enterprises

    137.55
    03:57 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    -4.9 (-3.44%)
    More Active Stocks

    Market Snapshot

    • Top Gainers
    • Top Losers
    • 52 Week High

    Tata Teleservices Maharashtra

    102.11
    03:59 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    4.68 (4.8%)

    Rail Vikas Nigam

    614.00
    03:59 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    27.65 (4.72%)

    Jubilant Pharmova

    752.25
    03:43 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    25.3 (3.48%)

    One 97 Communications

    458.70
    03:55 PM | 19 JUL 2024
    13.65 (3.07%)
    More from Top Gainers

    Recommended For You

      More Recommendations

      Gold Prices

      • 24K
      • 22K
      Bangalore
      74,925.00-1,347.00
      Chennai
      74,558.00-1,566.00
      Delhi
      75,144.00-389.00
      Kolkata
      74,558.00-531.00

      Fuel Price

      • Petrol
      • Diesel
      Bangalore
      102.86/L0.00
      Chennai
      100.75/L-0.01
      Kolkata
      104.95/L0.00
      New Delhi
      94.72/L0.00
      OPEN IN APP
      HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanBudget