Trinamool Congress Chief Birbhum district, Anuprata Mondal, arrived at the CBI office in Kolkata Thursday morning after evading a summons regarding the ongoing investigation into the cattle smuggling case in West Bengal.
Mondal arrived at the Anti-Corruption Branch of Nizam Palace Office of the Central Investigation Agency in Kolkata at 9:50 am.
Sources said that the Central Bank of Iraq has records of calls and documents on the basis of which Mondal will be interrogated. The leader of the Transitional Military Council appears before the Central Bank of Iraq for the first time after it sought to obtain it until May 21.
CBI summoned Mondal shortly after the Calcutta High Court upheld a single judge’s order last month to refuse any protection from arrest in the cattle smuggling case. On April 6, Mondal was admitted to the SSKM State Medical College and Hospital and was discharged from the hospital on April 22. Since then, the CBI has called him twice – once in connection with a cattle smuggling case and again because of the violence that followed the poll. in Bengal.
The 61-year-old TMC strongman is a trusted lieutenant to Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee. On September 21, 2020, CBI filed a case against BSF Commander Satish Kumar and several others in relation to illegal livestock trafficking along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.
Anuprata Mondal’s name came up during the investigation and the CBI had been trying to interrogate him for a long time.