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WB CID groups ‘detained’ in Delhi, Guwahati


A senior officer of the probe company alleged its officers had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday after they had been conducting a raid

Kolkata: The West Bengal CID has claimed that two of its groups in New Delhi and Guwahati had been prevented by the native police on the two places from finishing up investigation in reference to the money seizure from three Jharkhand MLAs.

A senior officer of the probe company alleged its officers had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday after they had been conducting a raid at a property belonging to an accused, a “shut affiliate” of the three arrested legislators, within the nationwide capital.

Three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand — Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari — had been arrested by West Bengal Police after over Rs 49 lakh in money was seized from a automobile wherein they had been travelling.

“On Wednesday morning, a crew of West Bengal Felony Investigation Division (CID) officers was restrained by Delhi Police from finishing up a search operation at a property of an accused particular person intently related to one of many MLAs, regardless of having a court docket warrant,” the officer informed PTI.

4 CID officers – an inspector, an ASI and two SIs — had been detained and restrained from conducting searches on the accused’s residence beneath South Campus Police Station space in New Delhi regardless of having a court docket warrant, he mentioned.

The Delhi Police, which features beneath the central authorities, later mentioned it had supplied all help to the CID crew earlier than it discovered sure “authorized discrepancies” within the execution of the search warrant.

“… Authorized opinion was sought which revealed that the warrant is just not executable. Therefore, the identical was conveyed to WB Police,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Manoj C was quoted as saying in a press release.

The West Bengal authorities has despatched a crew of three senior officers to the nationwide capital to resolve the matter, an official of the state’s Residence Division mentioned.

On the “detention” of the police personnel in Assam, the CID officer mentioned talks are underway with authorities within the BJP-ruled northeastern state.

In the meantime, a senior officer of Guwahati Police informed PTI that it had prolonged full cooperation to its counterparts from the neighbouring state within the investigation.

“The hearsay that now we have detained them is totally unsuitable. Actually, they’re moved round within the metropolis within the automobile supplied by us,” he mentioned.

The Congress, which is part of the JMM-led authorities in Jharkhand, has alleged that the BJP was attempting to topple the Hemant Soren authorities by providing Rs 10 crore every and a ministerial berth to the MLAs.

The social gathering has additionally named Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma within the alleged conspiracy.

The BJP, nevertheless, rejected the allegations, claiming that the Congress was attempting to cover its personal corruption. 

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