The CID tonight arrested two police officers, apparently close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, for their alleged involvement in misconduct and extortion from civilians, a senior CID officer said.
Inspector Subhankar De and sub inspector Chitta Pal were arrested in ongoing operations of the Daspur case, the officer told PTI.
Pal was officer-in-charge of Ghatal police station and De was circle inspector there.
The CID officers also seized approximately Rs 40 lakh cash and unaccounted wealth during raids at De's residence and approximately Rs 16 lakh cash and unaccounted wealth from Pal, he said.
All legal requirements were strictly fulfilled before, during and after these arrests, the senior IPS officer said adding that the duo will be duly forwarded to Court tomorrow,
"We will continue with our searches. Our CID officers have spread out beyond state borders for taking legal action against other suspects and accused," the officer said.
The CID last week had raided the residences of Ghosh and two other police officers in connection with the case.
Gold jewellery, documents and a large sum of cash were seized from the residences of Ghosh, the officer said.
Police carried out the raid following a court order after a person complained that some police personnel had forcefully taken money from him last year, the officer said.
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 late December last year.