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Arrest warrant issued against former Bengal IPS officer Bharati Ghosh

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The CID issued an arrest warrant against former West district on the charges of alleged extortion and criminal conspiracy, a said.

"An arrest warrant has been issued against Ghosh and her former security personnel Sujit Mondal in relation to cases of extortion and criminal conspiracy," the said.

The investigating agency earlier said teams have been sent outside the state to conduct and catch the persons accused in the case of extortions

The CID has already arrested two police officers - and Chitta Pal- apparently close to Ghosh, for their alleged involvement in an extortion case in West district's Daspur.

The two officers were posted as the and in charge of the West Midnapore's Ghatal when the case of extortion took place.

The sleuths have also conducted searches in the residences of a number of police officers in the state including former IPS Ghosh and her close relatives and seized large amount of cash, gold and important government documents.

The raid by CID was carried out following a court order, after a case of extortion and criminal conspiracy was lodged in Daspur on February 1 by a named Chandan Majhi, who complained against some police officers in the district thought to be close to former SP Ghosh.

Ghosh, once a favourite of Mamata Banerjee, reportedly fell from grace and sought voluntary retirement in December last year after being transferred to a less significant post as commandant of the State Armed Police's Third Battalion. Her request was accepted.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 23:20 IST
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