he CBI on Wednesday carried out raids at 10 areas in West Bengal’s Asansol, Durgapur and Raniganj areas in reference to a case of unlawful coal mining and theft from Jap Coalfield Restricted (ECL).
In keeping with sources, round 75 CBI officers had been engaged within the operation, that included searches on the homes of racket ‘kingpin’ Anup Majhi alias Lala and his confederate Binoy Mishra’s relations.
On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had performed raids at 12 areas throughout the state in reference to the coal rip-off, together with searches at places of work and residential addresses of businessman Ganesh Bagadia and Sanjay Singh.
The raids had been performed from Monday morning in Kolkata’s Lake City space, Garia, Konnagar’s Kanaipur in Hoogly district, and North 24-Parganas in reference to the unlawful buying and selling of coal.
Bagadia and Singh had been allegedly linked to Majhi, who runs the syndicate in connivance with Mishra.
On November 28 final 12 months, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Anti-Corruption Department had performed raids at 45 areas in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh in reference to the coal-smuggling racket.
The company officers had raided the places of work and houses of Majhi in Asansol, Durgapur, and Raniganj in Burdwan district, in addition to at Bishnupur in Kolkata’s adjoining South 24-Parganas district.
Searches had been additionally carried out at homes of some accomplices of Majhi, who runs his unlawful operations on the open forged colliery belts alongside the Bengal-Jharkhand border.
In the meantime, Earnings Tax officers additionally performed a raid on the home and lodge of ex-legislator Mohammad Sohrab at Burrabazar space on Wednesday in reference to the cattle-smuggling racket in Bengal and disproportionate property case, sources mentioned.