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Bharati Ghosh case: Another police officer arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The West Bengal CID today arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS Bharati Ghosh, for his alleged involvement in misconduct and extortion from civilians, an of the investigating agency said.

of West Midnapore was arrested by the CID in connection with a case relating to misappropriation of Rs 45 lakhs from one in the district, he said.

He was held from the lines.

The SI was the OC of station when he had allegedly extorted the money from the complainant, the said.

The CID had earlier arrested two police officers

and SI Chitta Pal in the same case. Pal was OC of station and De was there.

An arrest warrant against has been issued by the investigating agency, which had raided residences of the former IPS and the two police officers.

Gold jewellery, documents and a large sum of cash were seized from the residences of

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, resigned from the service 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: Tue, February 13 2018. 22:35 IST