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CID arrests two police officers

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The tonight arrested two police officers, apparently close to former IPS Bharati Ghosh, for their alleged involvement in misconduct and extortion from civilians, a senior said.

and were arrested in ongoing operations of the Daspur case, the told

Pal was officer-in-charge of station and De was there.

The 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 said adding that the duo will be duly forwarded to Court tomorrow,

"We will continue with our searches. Our officers have spread out beyond state borders for taking legal action against other suspects and accused," the said.

The has again served a notice at Ghosh's husband's residence for appearing before the investigating tomorrow.

The had earlier also served notice to Ghosh's husband asking him to appear before the investigating but he had sought more time.

The 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 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 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.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:25 IST