The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned six state police officers, together with a senior officer and an inspector, in reference to its probe right into a cattle smuggling racket and an unlawful coal mining case. Sources mentioned the officers had been requested to look earlier than the company inside every week on the CBI workplace in Nizam Palace right here.
Officials mentioned the company must interrogate the officers to dig out extra details about the transborder cattle smuggling racket wherein some Border Security Force (BSF), businessmen and Customs officers are believed to have been concerned.
Recently, the company carried out raids at Trinamool youth chief Vinay Kumar Mishra’s properties in reference to its probe
into the instances.
The six summoned is not going to be the primary police officers to be questioned by the CBI. Last month, two Malda police officers — an Assistant Sub-Inspector and a constable — have been grilled by the company for 5 hours.
The CBI has already arrested a BSF official, and the cattle racket’s suspected kingpin Enamul Haque. The businessman first got here underneath the CBI’s scanner after the arrest of BSF commandant Jibu Mathew on the Alappuzha railway station in January 2018. He had Rs 47 lakh money on him. The cash was discovered to be disproportionate to his revenue, and through interrogation, Haque’s identify cropped up.
The dealer was arrested and later launched on bail. Based on the 2018 probe, CBI launched a preliminary inquiry to research a bigger conspiracy in addition to the position performed by Satish Kumar, the previous commandant of the border drive’s 36 Battalion. Kumar was arrested on November 17 final yr, nearly two months after the CBI filed a case towards him.
According to the company, solely chosen merchants have been allowed to purchase the cattle that have been seized. With the assistance of Customs officers, the animals have been proven to be of smaller measurement and weight, and their breed was manipulated to permit their sale at low costs in auctions, the CBI has alleged. These auctions have been held inside 24 hours of the animals being seized and officers on the Customs station in Murshidabad district’s Jangipur space have been allegedly concerned. After the auctions, the cattle have been smuggled into Bangladesh, in keeping with the CBI.