CBI raids at my residences meant to malign me: Bengal Minister Ghatak

Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) West Bengal Law Minister Malay Ghatak on Wednesday night named the strikes by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detectives at his homes over the course of the day as deliberate, politically roused, and intended to censure him.

Since Wednesday morning, the CBI detectives led long distance race strikes at five homes of Ghatak – three at Asansol in West Burdwan locale and two in Kolkata.


“The CBI authorities directed assaults and quest tasks for more than seven hours. They really look at every one of the records. I was unable to go to the managerial survey meeting led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

This whole activity was purposeful, politically roused and intended to censure me. I trust such an endeavor to defame anybody doesn’t occur in future,” Ghatak, who had dodged various request from Enforcement Directorate (ED) for addressing regarding the coal carrying trick, told media people.

He said that the CBI detectives have held onto different records from his homes in the strikes. “The document connected with the subtleties of the ledger where my pay rates as a MLA as well as state serve are credited have been seized. They have likewise held onto a duplicate of my personal government forms. They have likewise seized the sim cards of three of my cell phones,” Ghatak said.

He additionally gave his own justifications for why he dodged various request from the ED. “To start with, I was brought before the Asansol Municipal Corporation decisions. Then, I was called before the bypolls for Asansol Lok Sabha voting demographic. Nonetheless, I answered to each bring and made sense of why I couldn’t go to New Delhi to confront addressing,” Ghatak said.

Found out if he would respect the ED’s new call requesting that he be available at the office’s settle at New Delhi on September 14, the Law Minister said that he is yet to get any notification or email from the ED on this count. “In any case, it will be hard for me to go to Delhi on September 14 since a short meeting of the Assembly will begin from that day,” he said.