A special CBI court in West Bengal’s Asansol town on Thursday remanded TMC leader Anubrata Mondal in 10-day custody of the central agency in connection with a cattle smuggling case.
The TMC Birbhum district president was arrested by CBI sleuths from his Bolpur residence earlier in the day.
The special CBI court judge remanded Mondal in CBI custody till August 20 on a prayer by the investigating agency.
The TMC leader’s lawyer said no bail prayer was moved by him.
On the allegation that Mondal was not cooperating with the agency’s investigation, the lawyer said that an accused has the right to remain silent and that whatever he has to say will come up during the trial.
Reacting to CBI move, We never encourage illegal activities. We got people’s support and won thrice. People believe in us. We expect impartial faces, why are these organizations (ED, CBI) loosing impartial faces: TMC leader and WB minister , Chandrima Bhattacharya was quoted as saying by ANI
CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leaders are involved in scams. For many years they have been misusing the govt. Such scams are not possible without the support of govt and the police. Today TMC has become a party of thieves, West Bengal Congress chief AR Chowdhury told ANI
Mondal is the second TMC leader arrested after Partha Chatterjee was arrested in the SSC scam