Coal scam: ED recovers Rs 1 crore from businessman’s office in Kolkata


KOLKATA: Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths, probing the multi-crore coal-smuggling case in West Bengal, reportedly recovered an quantity price Rs 1 crore from the workplace of a Kolkata-based businessman after a marathon raid and search operation at his residence and workplace on wednesday.

Though the ED sleuths have refused to reveal the identify of the businessman involved, they stated they have particular clues that the cash recovered from his workplace was a part of the coal rip-off proceeds which the stated enterprise was imagined to divert to totally different channels.

As per the most recent report, the ED sleuths have detained the businessman for questioning. Sources stated that the stated businessman was concerned in a number of enterprise actions – the prime of which have been actual property and meals chain. He’s additionally an proprietor of a well-liked dhaba in Kolkata.

It’s realized that the workforce conducting raid and search operations on Wednesday on the residence and workplace of the stated businessman was led by three particular officers of the ED who arrived from New Delhi specifically for this function.

Sources stated that the identify of the businessman in query got here from the examination of various paperwork and statements given by totally different witnesses in reference to the coal smuggling rip-off. Sources stated that the names of another businessmen on this depend have additionally surfaced and comparable raid and search operations can be carried out at their premises as properly within the days to come back.

Not too long ago Ratnesh Burma, an in depth affiliate of the prime accused within the coal rip-off Binay Mishra, surrendered at a particular CBI courtroom at Asansol in West Burdwan district. Burma was reportedly concerned in managing the accounts of the coal smuggling rip-off proceeds. Through the course of interrogation, he gave essential clues to the investigating officers.

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