A day after the arrest of West Bengal Forest Minister Jyotipriya Mallik, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday summoned his former personal assistant Amit Dey. Many important information has come to light during his interrogation. Meanwhile, ED has also claimed that Mallik had invested the corruption money in films also. The investigating agency is preparing to confiscate the property of Mallik and his family.
According to sources associated with ED, the investigating agency has received a diary, which is being investigated. Many secrets related to the scam are recorded in it and the officials are trying to connect its strings. With the recovery of the diary, many more leaders in the scam have come on the radar of ED. According to ED sources, in 2014, businessman Bakibur Rahman, close to Jyotipriya, had produced a Bengali film. In this, former state education minister Partha Chatterjee's girlfriend Arpita Mukhopadhyay acted. Both Parth and Arpita are in jail in the teacher recruitment scam.
Meanwhile, Bakibur Rehman, arrested in this case, was ordered by Bankshall Court on Saturday to be sent to judicial custody till November 11. On the other hand, after interrogating Amit Dey, ED claimed that Mallik had transferred a huge amount of ration scam to the account of his personal assistant. There are many movable and immovable properties in Amit's name, which have been purchased with the black money of the ration scam.
Command hospital not ready to admit
Bankshall Court on Friday had directed Jyotipriya to be admitted to Command Hospital, but the hospital authorities on Saturday urged the court to change the decision. His argument is that army soldiers, officers and their family members are treated here. However, the court rejected the application.
Attack on BJP MLA, blames Trinamool
Here, BJP MLA in Bengal Srirupa Mitra Choudhary alleged on Saturday that her car was attacked by some bike riders a day earlier. They were not injured, but their security personnel caught two of the four youths. Later on going to the police station, it was found that one of them was a relative of the Trinamool leader. Srirupa, MLA from English Bazar seat, said that the attack on her car took place at around 11.45 pm on Friday night when she was returning after meeting party workers in Manikchak area. The car was attacked from behind. Due to this the rear glass was completely broken.