The West Bengal CID has issued an arrest warrant against former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh for alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, a senior officer of the investigating agency said today. "We have issued an arrest warrant against Ghosh and her (former) security personnel Sujit Mondal.
She will be arrested wherever spotted," the officer told PTI. The arrest warrant against Ghosh was issued after the former IPS officer failed to appear before the investigating officer or furnish any reply, another source in the CID said. The agency has already started search operations to track the former West Midnapore SP, who has been on the run for the last couple of weeks, he said. The CID has already arrested two police officers - Inspector Subhankar De and sub inspector Chitta Pal- apparently close to Ghosh, for their alleged involvement in misconduct and extortion. Pal was the officer-in-charge of Ghatal police station while De was the circle inspector. The CID had last week raided residences of Ghosh and the two police officers in connection with the case. Gold jewellery, documents and a large sum of cash were seized from the residences of Ghosh. The raid was carried out following a court order, after a person complained that some police personnel had forcefully taken money from him last year. Ghosh, who was the West Midnapore SP, had resigned from the services after she was transferred to a less significant post - the commandant of the third battalion of the state armed police - in December 2017.
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