CBI raids residence of Trinamool leader's father.

CBI raids residence of Trinamool leader’s father.

CBI raids residence of Trinamool leader’s father.

Kolkata: CBI team conducts raid at DL Moitra’s South Kolkata residence, father of Trinamool Congress leader, Mahua Moitra, since Saturday morning.

Mahua Moitra, previously expelled from the Lok Sabha due to the alleged cash-for-query scam, has been re-nominated by the Trinamool Congress for the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency in Nadia District, the same seat she won in 2019.

Sources reveal that CBI officials arrived at a residential flat owned by businessman DL Moitra, situated in the ‘Ratnabali’ housing complex in New Alipore, South Kolkata. The CBI team was accompanied by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel. However, the officials remained silent on the purpose of the raids, maintaining a tight-lipped stance throughout the operation.

Mahua Moitra does not reside in the flat, and her father was also absent when the CBI team arrived at the residential flat on Saturday morning, according to sources.

Over the past few days, West Bengal has witnessed a series of raids conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in various areas across the state. The recent scrutiny of political figures and officials has heightened the political atmosphere in the region.

One such instance occurred on Friday when the ED carried out a raid at the residence of Chandranath Sinha, the West Bengal Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Textiles Department. The raid took place in the Birbhum District of the state, leading to the recovery of a substantial amount of cash and potentially incriminating documents.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the ED sleuths seized a significant sum of Rs 41 lakh in cash during the operation at Sinha’s residence. Additionally, they reportedly uncovered several documents that could be linked to suspicious financial activities.

The raid on Sinha’s residence has added to the growing list of investigations targeting political figures and officials in West Bengal. This recent development comes amidst a wave of similar actions taken by investigative agencies in different parts of the state.

The ED and CBI have been actively pursuing cases related to alleged financial irregularities, money laundering, and corruption in West Bengal. These raids signal a concerted effort by the central agencies to probe into various sectors, including government departments and political circles.

The timing of these raids, just ahead of the upcoming state elections, has not gone unnoticed. With political tensions already running high, these actions by the ED and CBI have stirred further debates and discussions within the state’s political landscape.

Chandranath Sinha, a prominent figure within the Trinamool Congress party, has found himself at the center of this investigation. The recovery of a substantial amount of cash and the discovery of potential incriminating documents at his residence have raised eyebrows and drawn attention to the ongoing scrutiny of political figures in West Bengal.

As the investigations continue and more details emerge from the raids conducted by the ED and CBI, the political ramifications of these actions are likely to reverberate in the state. The developments have added a new layer of complexity to the already charged political environment, setting the stage for further debates and discussions in the lead-up to the elections.

The minister was not arrested, but sources indicate he couldn’t provide satisfactory explanations for the cash found at his home.

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