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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 21:44 IST

Bengal minister's BIG threat: If ED conducts raids, people will attack again

"If ED conducts raids again, people will explode on the agency and its misdeeds," said the minister.

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Kolkata: West Bengal Agriculture Minister Shobhondeb Chattopadhyay on Monday issued threat on the Enforcement Directorate, days after the federal agency came under heavy attack while conducting raids in connection with the ration scam. Talking to reporters, the minister said, “If ED conducts raids again, people will explode on the agency and its misdeeds.”

"If they (Union) have ED, CBI, Income Tax we also have our youth workers to stand against ED's misdeeds. If they attack us, we will attack them as well" said the animated minister, talking to the journalists. "People will explode on BJP's misdeeds in India in the future...if ED comes here, people will also explode on them", the minister further added.

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The ED officials on Friday were attacked twice in a span of 24 hours. On Friday morning, ED officials fled for their lives as they were chased away by a huge TMC-linked mob, comprising of around 800 to 1000 men. Few officers were hospitalised. This incident took place when the ED officials were raiding one of the properties of the arrested Bengal Forest Minister Jyotipriya Mullick's close aide Shahjahan Sheikh at Sandeshkhali. Shahjahan, the alleged mastermind behind the deadly attacks, is still at large. The ED has issued a lookout notice for the TMC leader. 

Meanwhile, the ED came under attack again on the same day when the officials visited the house of former Bongaon municipality chairman Shankar Addya, another close confidante of Mullick. As the ED arrested him for not cooperating and diverting the investigation, people attacked ED's vehicle, shattering the glasses,

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 17:58 IST

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