- Case of seizure of cash from three MLAs of Jharkhand
- ‘Mahendra Aggarwal’ who gave money to MLAs arrested
- West Bengal CID stopped from investigating by Delhi Police
Jharkhand Congress MLAs: The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) claimed that its parties in Delhi and Guwahati on Wednesday morning were stopped by the local police from investigating cash seizure cases from three Jharkhand MLAs. A senior CID official said that the Delhi Police on Wednesday stopped one of its teams from raiding and detained a property belonging to a ‘close associate’ of one of the three Jharkhand MLAs arrested in the national capital. The CID has named this person as an accused in the case. Three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachhap and Naman Bixal Kongari were arrested by the West Bengal Police after Rs 49 lakh was seized from the car in which they were traveling.
Police detained the officers who came to raid
A senior CID official said that a total of four officers, including an inspector, an ASI and two SIs, were detained and detained from conducting raids in the South Campus police station area in New Delhi despite court warrants. A senior CID official said, “On Wednesday morning, the Delhi Police stopped a team of West Bengal Crime Investigation Department (CID) from raiding the property belonging to an accused in connection with the seizure of cash from Jharkhand MLAs. The officer said, “They had gone to Delhi in connection with the investigation of the cash seizure. It is completely illegal to be stopped like this.
Businessman Mahendra Agarwal arrested
The Delhi Police, which works under the central government, later said that it found some lapses in the execution of the search warrants but later extended full cooperation to the CID team. The CID tweeted, “This case is related to the recovery of huge amount of cash from three MLAs of Jharkhand.” A team of three senior officers has been sent to Delhi. The CID arrested Mahendra Agarwal, a businessman who sent the confiscated cash to the MLAs, from in front of his house on EM Bypass on Wednesday morning, an official said.
Rupees reached MLAs through hawala
The CID has claimed that Agarwal had delivered the cash seized from the three MLAs to them through hawala. Agarwal was absconding after the arrest of the MLAs. On “detaining” policemen in Assam, the CID official said talks are on with the officials of the BJP-ruled northeastern state.
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