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CID raids apartment of Bharati Ghosh, documents seized

Kolkata: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted raids in the residential apartment of former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh off EM Bypass at Anandapur.
Sources said that a team comprising CID officers went to the building at around midnight.
The raid went on till early morning and the officers have seized many documents.
It may be recalled that it was on February 2, when different teams of CID had conducted raids in the houses of Ghosh and some of her subordinates who were close to her, following a court order.
Ninety officers of CID were engaged to carry out the raids at all the places at same time.
The investigating officers had seized many documents related to different properties, Rs 60 lakh cash, 2 kg gold, mobile phones, three laptops, 6 hard discs and pen drives during the raid.
In similar connection, Pradip Rath, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Belda police station, was also questioned in his residential quarter. He was closed in this connection.
Sources said most of the documents sezed from the building where the raid was conducted on Sunday, were related to ownership of different properties.
The investigating officers went to the CID headquarter at Bhawani Bhavan, where they have already been going through the documents.
The investigating officers are trying to find out the owners of the properties. At the same time, the CID officers are also trying to ascertain who owns the flats in the building.
It may be recalled that Ghosh was transferred to the post of Commanding Officer (CO) of the Third battalion of the State Armed Police (SAP), from the post of the Superintendent of Police (SP) of West Midnapore district and subsequently, she had resigned from her job.
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