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Cattle smuggling case: Who is Anubrata Mondal; Mamata Banerjee’s ‘dark horse’ in the cage

Anubrata Mondal Cattle Smuggling Case

Anubrata Mondal Cattle Smuggling Case: The act of Partha Chatterjee, who was a big leader of the TMC government of West Bengal, has been in the headlines for the past few days. TMC has also shunned them after recovering crores of rupees in cash. ED is arresting Partha Chatterjee and interrogating him. Another leader from TMC has been arrested in another case amid Partha Chatterjee’s teacher recruitment scam. According to the information, today the Central Investigation Agency (CBI) team has arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mandal in the animal smuggling case.

Anubrata Mandal is accused that even after giving 10 notices from the CBI, he did not appear. In such a situation, the CBI team arrested him on Thursday. According to the information, Anubrata had locked himself in a room located on the second floor to avoid arrest. But after hard work, CBI officials arrested him. Earlier, Anubrata was barred from appearing before the CBI citing health reasons.

CBI had issued summons 10 times for questioning

Anubrata Mandal is the Birbhum district president of Mamata Banerjee’s party TMC and has been in TMC for a long time. He was summoned 10 times by the CBI team for questioning in the animal smuggling case. But every time he was saving by making some excuse or the other. In such a situation, in the past, the CBI approached the court for his arrest. After taking the arrest warrant from the court, the team that reached his house on Thursday arrested him.

Why Anubrata’s arrest is a setback for Mamata Banerjee

The arrest of Anubrata Mandal is considered a big setback for TMC and especially for Mamata Banerjee. Be aware that Anubrata Mandal has been a part of the party since the inception of TMC in 1998. He is considered very close to party supremo Mamata Banerjee. He is said to have more clout than many MLAs or ministers in the state.

What is animal smuggling case, in which Anubrata Mandal was arrested

The animal smuggling case in which Anubrata Mandal was arrested started two years ago today. In fact, in September 2020, the CBI had registered a case against Border Security Force Commandant Satish Kumar and several others in connection with illegal cattle trade along the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. The name of TMC leader Anubrata Mandal came up during the investigation of this case. Since then he was on the radar of CBI.

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