Updated January 6th, 2024 at 20:42 IST
ED, Shahjahan's family file complaints against each other in West Bengal
Additionally, the state’s police registered a suo-motu case against the ED for conducting raids on Friday without any prior notice to the local police.
A day after a massive attack on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials by a large violent mob in West Bengal, the ED and the family members of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shahjahan Sheikh filed police complaints against each other in connection with the incident. Both the parties lodged complaints against each other on Saturday, following which inquiry on the complaints have been initiated.
Not only this, the state’s police also registered a suo-motu case against the central probe agency for conducting the raids on Friday without any prior notice to the local police.
No arrest has been made in connection with the attack on the ED officials, say sources
Sources claimed that a complaint was filed by the ED at Nazat police station against TMC leader Shahjahan and his supporters for attacking their officers and obstructing them in carrying out the raid. However, none of the accused have been reportedly arrested, who attacked the ED officials.
Following the ED’s complaint, TMC leader Shahjahan’s family members also filed the complaint at Nazat police station against the ED officials for raiding their residence without prior information and getting inside allegedly after breaking locks.
Earlier on Friday, as many as three officers of the central agency were injured after a mob attacked them in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, during the raid at Shahjahan’s residence at Sandeshkhali.
After the attack on the ED officials in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal Chief Secretary BP Gopalika on Saturday afternoon summoned an emergent meeting with all the district magistrates and senior police officers in the backdrop of the incident.
Published January 6th, 2024 at 20:42 IST
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