The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) arrested TMC strongman Anubrata Mondal. CBI arrested him just days after he skipped another summon by the central agency in the cattle smuggling case. Mondal was arrested from his residence in Bolpur, West Bengal. He skipped multiple summons citing health issues. However, a doctor from a private hospital has made a sensational claim that he was forced to advise bed rest. The CBI had issued ten summons to Mondal but he appeared on only two occasions. Today, the central probe agency arrested him for not cooperating with it in the probe. Even today, when the agency arrested him, he refused to sign the arrest memo and locked himself in the room. This is the second big arrest by the central agency after Partha Chatterjee, who is currently in jail for his alleged role in the teacher recruitment scam. Anubrata Mondal is TMC’s Birbhum district president.
In June, the CBI arrested Mondal’s personal bodyguard Saigal Hossain during its probe into the case.
In June, the CBI arrested Mondal’s personal bodyguard Saigal Hossain during its probe into the case. Hossain was arrested by the central agency after a prolonged interrogation. The agency official said that Hossain could not provide any satisfactory explanation for the huge assets he owned. He gets a fixed salary each month. After Hossain was arrested by the CBI, BJP leader Keya Ghosh tweeted saying apart from owning two houses in Murshidabad, Mondol’s bodyguard owned three flats in Kolkata. And an astounding amount of gold among other assets. Saigal Hossain is a constable with the Bengal Police.
Reacting to Mondal’s arrest, BJP’s Amit Malviya said that it was high time that the TMC strongman was arrested as he was a criminal”. Malviya claimed that so far chief minister Mamata Banerjee was protecting him.
“Mamata Banerjee patronizes criminals like Anubroto Mondal. As Chief Minister and Home Minister of West Bengal, she gives state protection to those who operate crime and extortion syndicates under her watch. Partha Chatterjee or Anubroto Mondal, the buck stops at Mamata Banerjee,” he said in a tweet