Who is Anubrata Mondal, TMC leader and Mamata Banerjee’s aide, arrested by CBI in cattle smuggling scam?

In a serious hit to Trinamool Congress, one other certainly one of its leaders has been arrested by a central company. TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 11 in relation to a cattle smuggling rip-off.

Anubrata Mondal, who is an in depth aide of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, grew to become the second TMC leader to get arrested in current weeks after Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Bengal SSC rip-off.

Mondal was arrested by the CBI for not complying with the investigation in the 2020 cattle smuggling case, after he had refused to show up for questioning twice in three days, regardless of CBI sending him summons repeatedly.

Who is Anubrata Mondal?

Anubrata Mondal is a 62-year-old TMC leader, who is the Birbhum district president and member of the occasion’s nationwide working committee. Mondal rose to political fame for his daring and at instances controversial statements all through his profession.

Mondal is additionally affectionately referred to as “Keshto da” in West Bengal and is recognized to be a robust Mamata Banerjee loyalist. Despite being some of the senior leaders in the TMC, he has by no means contested any elections in the state.

Anubrata Mondal has been part of many controversies through the three a long time of his political profession. He has alleged sheltered quite a lot of goons below his patronage and has additionally been accused of inciting violence in opposition to police, urging TMC staff to ‘hurl bombs’ at them.

The TMC leader has additionally been recognized to threaten a number of opposition leaders as properly, most notably through the Panchayat elections of 2018. Mondal had allegedly mentioned that when opposition leaders file their nominations, goons would watch for them on the roads.

As per PTI studies, a CBI official related to the cattle smuggling case mentioned, “We have arrested him for non-cooperation in the investigation into the cattle smuggling case. We have discovered Mondal’s direct involvement in the rip-off. We will query him right now and take the mandatory motion as per regulation.”

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