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CID summons Bharati for interrogation

Kolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sent a notice to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, summoning her for interrogation in connection with the Daspur case, in which allegations of cheating after taking gold from people had cropped up.
It may be mentioned that raids were conducted in the houses of Ghosh and her close ones, including the then officer-in-charge of Belda police station, who was subsequently taken off from active duty.
CID officers on Monday went to the Naktala residence of Ghosh to serve the notice, summoning her to the headquarters of the investigating agency at Bhawani Bhavan. She has been asked to turn up before the investigating officers as early as possible.
CID sources said that she has been summoned for questioning in this connection and the notice has been served to her after going through different documents seized during the raid on Friday and Sunday.
During the raid, the investigating officers had seized Rs 60 lakh cash, gold weighing a few kilograms and several documents related to different properties and land.
It may be mentioned that a trader, Chandan Majhi, had lodged a complaint that gold was collected keeping senior police officers in front and assuring high rates of return after demonetisation of high value notes was announced.
He had also alleged of mental pressure on him to agree for the paperless deal and to give up the gold in his possession. He had handed over gold weighing around 375 gm, but didn't get any return.
Initially, the police didn't take his complaint. However later, he had moved to the court and CID took up the case.
One Rammangal Singh, caretaker of Ghosh's Mukundapur house, was arrested. He was remanded in the custody of CID for 14 days when produced before the Ghatal Court.
He was arrested on the basis of allegations of taking money and jewellery that rose against him. Police are considering that they would get more information from Singh.
Meanwhile, Ghosh and her husband MAV Raju on Monday filed a writ petition before the Calcutta High Court, pleading a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into CID's search and seizure operations.

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