CALCULATION: The Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate has summoned Murshidabad Trinamool Congress MP Jakir Hossain, TMC chief Anubrata Mondal’s daughter Sukanya and two others to its New Delhi workplace subsequent week as a part of the continuing investigation into the alleged cattle smuggling, an official with the investigating physique stated Thursday. Hossain, a former Mamata Banerjee authorities minister and businessman, was requested to convey all “necessary documents”, he stated.
“We summoned Jakir Hossain in connection with the cattle smuggling case. He was asked to appear on March 2 and because he did not show up, we summoned him again next week” , the official advised PTI.
Although the date of his look was not disclosed by the investigative company, Hossain advised PTI that he had not but acquired the summons.
The Income Tax Department seized Rs 11 crore in money from properties linked to Hossain in January this yr.
Sukanya Mondal, his driver Tufan Midda and non-teaching workers of Labpur College in Birbhum district, Vijay Rajak have been requested to seem earlier than the ED within the nation’s capital on March 20, the ED official stated. .
Sukanya had beforehand been requested to seem earlier than the ED in Delhi on Wednesday, however skipped it. She had despatched a letter to the ED workplace asking for time to seem earlier than him.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad chief Kripamoy Ghosh, who was additionally summoned on Wednesday night to report back to the workplace of the central investigative company in Delhi on Thursday, failed to take action.
Ghosh was seen sitting with Mondal, the chairman of TMC Birbhum, at a restaurant in Shaktigarh when the arrested chef was taken from Asansol Correctional Center to an ESI hospital in Joka right here for a health check earlier than being despatched to New Delhi.
ED officers stated the financial institution accounts of Midda, Rajak and Ghosh had been allegedly used to obtain and switch cash.
“It appears that the money collected from the smuggling was transferred through the bank accounts of these people. We need to know the details of these bogus transactions and that is why they were summoned,” stated the pinnacle of the ED at PTI.
The TMC strongman’s daughter had earlier appeared earlier than ED officers for questioning associated to some fictitious transactions made by means of the accounts of two corporations the place she was appointed as a director.
The investigative company on Tuesday arrested Mondal’s chartered accountant, Manish Kothari, in reference to the alleged crime, after a number of hours of questioning.
Mondal, the chairman of TMC’s Birbhum district unit and an influential get together chief, was arrested by CBI within the cattle smuggling case in August 2022. He was arrested by ED in November of l final yr and brought to New Delhi for investigation. .. within the rip-off.