Cattle Smuggling Racket: A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal in the cattle smuggling case. This case is related to money laundering related to alleged cattle smuggling in West Bengal. Special Judge Raghubir Singh rejected the bail application of Anubrata Mandal, saying there was no ground to grant him relief.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) Special Public Prosecutor Nitesh Rana gave arguments in the court, on which the court has given this order after paying attention.
Anubrata Mandal is the Birbhum District President of Trinamool Congress, he is considered a close ally of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mandal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the case of cattle smuggling and money laundering. At the same time, the CBI registered an FIR in Kolkata against the then BSF commandant Satish Kumar, after which the agency registered a money laundering case against Mandal.
CBI files another charge sheet against TMC district president Anubrata Mondal before the Special CBI court, Asansol in a case related to cattle smuggling
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The FIR alleges that Satish Kumar, Anubrata Mandal, in connivance with government officials and related persons, was involved in a multi-crore cattle smuggling racket.
CBI arrested Anubrata Mandal on August 11 and since then he is behind bars. He has been charged under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and several sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The central agency has noted fixed deposits of around Rs 18 crore and documents of over 50 land and property in the name of Mandal and his family members.
CBI had arrested
CBI had arrested Anubrata Mandal from his residence in Bolpur for allegedly not cooperating in the investigation of the case. The CBI had issued summons to Mandal several times, but he did not appear before the CBI. The probe agency also claimed that Mandal allegedly provided a safe corridor for cattle smugglers.