CID raided residences of former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh
Kolkata: The CID officials of West Bengal police today raided the houses of
former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh and kept Belda police station officer Pradip Rath under
closed following their alleged involvement in misconduct and extortion from the civilians.
The CID sleuths in many groups fanned out at different districts, including Kolkata
and began raiding the houses where Bharati Ghosh often visits and stay and started
interrogating the Belda police station officer ( West Medinipur) Pradip Rath, who
reportedly closed to Ms Ghosh.
The raids were conducted following a court order after one Chandan Majhi complained
that some police personnel had forcefully taken money from him late last year.
Farmer IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, then SP of West Medinipur, who was once very loyal
officer to the TMC government, resigned from the services after she was transferred to
3rd Battalion of State Armed Police in Barrackpore in last wee of December, 2017.
Ms Ghosh, who once referred chief minister Mamata Banerjee as 'mother', was
transferred to a less significant post after allegations by a section of Trinamool Congress
leadership that she had worked partially favouring BJP in the recently-concluded Sabang by-election.
While TMC won the by-election by 67,912 votes, BJP increased its votes by over three
times since the 2016 Assembly elections.
Sources said the CID officers in plain cloths raiding the house of Bharati Ghosh at Netaji
Nagar in south Kolkata and seized some documents.
The CID officials refused to talk to the media people saying they have an order for
searching and any incriminating document if seized to be taken to Bhawani Bhawan, HQ of
West Bengal police.
Reports said that some of the residences in West Medinipur were also searched where
Ms Ghosh visited during her stay in the district.
The CID also searched some of junior police offices' homes in West Medinipur.